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| Away From You.
I 1 spent t Jay away from you?. I A pennanee in a lonely plaoe; I 1 said: "I will forget her face, I The mouth'a rose red, the eyes' bold blue; I 1 will forget a little apace " I Ah me! Lore grants no holiday! I I sought my lonesome hold, and there I Your happy laoghter filled the air I Your footsteps followed in the way, I The sunlight tangled in your hair. You whisper thrilled my heart anew; 1 sa./ your oyee?1 watched your smile. Oh, mockery of mile and mile! I I spent a day away from you And you were with me all the while. ?Theodosia Harrison in Harper's Bazar THE TALMAGE SERMON The Noted Divine Preaches on Stock [ Gambling. Proverbs xxii', 6, "Kiches certainly make themselves wings; they tly away an an eagle toward heaven." Money is a golden bnuted bird with ilrcr beak. It alights on he oflioe desk 01 on the parlor center table. Men and women stand and admire it. Tbey do not notic< that it has wings larger than a raven's, lar gerthana flamingo's, larger thanau eagle's One wave of the hand of misfortune and il spreads its beautiful plumage and is gone? "as an eagle toward heaven," my text says, though sometimes 1 think it goes in the other direction. What a verification we have had of the flying capaoity of riches in Wall street! And Wall street is one of the longest streets in the world. It does not begin at tho foot ??1 Trinity church, New York, and end at the Hast river, as many suppose. It reache* through all our American cities and across the sea. F.ncouraged by the revival of trade and by the fact that Wall street disasters o1 other years were so far baok as to be forgotten, speculators run up the stocks from point to point until innocent people on the outside suppose that the stocks would always con tinuo to ascend. They gather in from all parts of the country. Large sums of money are taken into Wall street and small sums ol money. Tho crash comes, thank God, in time to warn off a great many who were on their way thither, for the sadness of the thing is that a great many of the young men of our oities who save a littlo money for the purpose of starting themselves in business, and who have $500 or $1,000 or $2,000 or $10,000 go into Wall street and loso all. rAnd if there ever was a time for the pul pit tospetk out in regard to certain kinds ol nefarious enterprises now is the time. Stocks rose and fell, and now they begin to rise again, and they will fall again until thousands of young men will l>o ruined unless the printing press and the pulpit give emphatic utterance. My counsel is to countrymen, so far as they may hear ot this discourse, if they have surplus to invest it in first mortgages and in moneyed institutions Which thnutrh nftvinir Mmrnmllnnto umull - o r ?J -~t> "'"f1"'" "vi/ u,"l"? interest, are sound and safe beyond dispute, and to stand clear of the Wall street vorlex, where so many have been swamped and swallowed. What a compliment it is to the healthy condition of our country that these recent disasters have in nowise de pressed tradt! 1 thank God that Wall street's capacity to blaat this country has gone for ever. Across the island of Now York in 1G85 n wall mado cf stone and earth and cannon mounted was built to keep oil' the savages Along by that wall a street was laid out, and as the street followed the line of the wall it i was appropriately called Wall street. It is I narrow, it is unnrchiteotural, and yet its bisI torv 'a unique. Excepting Lombard street, L London, it is the mightiest street on this planet. There the government of the United States was born. There Washington hell his levees. Ther^Mrs. Adams and Mrs Caldwel^^JBBHBfc|yL_and other brilliant U)Htl l| 11 w displayed ^?%irmn. ^ itherspoon and Jonathan Uuwa.George W'hitefield sometime* preached. Tbefe I i. Vlaaon ohidod Ah V der Hamilton for writing the constitution ol ^ S the United Slates without any God in it p There negroes were sold in the slave mart. f There criminals wero harnessed to wheelbarrows and, like beasts of burden, com polled to draw or were lashed through the street behind carts to which they were fastened. There fortunes havo come to coronation or burial since the day when reckless speculators in powdered hair and silver shoe buckles dodged I)ugan, the governor general of his majesty, clear down to yesterday at 3 o'clock. The history of Wall street is to a oertain extent the financial, commercial, agricultural, mining, literary, artistic, moral and religious history of this country. They are the best men in this country and there are the worst. Everything from un swerving integrity to tiptop scouudrelism ? everything from heaven born charity tobh <>dless Shylockism. 1 want to put the plow in at the curbstone of Trinity and drive it clear through to Wall street ferry. And soil shall go if the horses are strong enough to draw the plow. First of all, Wall street stands as a type in " this country for tried integrity and the most outrageous villainy. Farmers who have only a few hundred dollars' worth of pro duce to put on the market have but little to test their character, but put a man into the even times heated furnace of Wall street excitement and he cither comes out a blind rach, with hair unsinged, or he is burned into a black moral cinder. No half way work about it. If I wanted to lind integrity ^ bombproof, 1 would go among the hanker? and merchants of Wall street, yet because there have been such villainies enacted there at ditfercnt times some men have supposed that it is a great financial debauchery, and they hardly dare go near the street or talk lip or down it unless they have buttoned up their last pocket and had their lives insured or religiously crossed themselves. Vet if yon start at either end of the street and read the business signs you will fiud the mtmet of more men of integrity and Christian benevolence than you can find in the suae space in any street of any of our cities. When the Christian commission and the sauitary commission wanted money to send medicine and bandages to the wounded, when breadstull's were wanted for famish ing Ireland, when colleges were to be endowed and churches were to be supported and missionary societies were to be equipped for their work of sending tlio gospel all around the world, the first street to respond has been Wall street, and the largest re sponscs in all the.land have come from Wall street. But while that street is a type of tried integrity on one hand it is also a type of unbounded swindle on the other. There are the spiders that wait for innocent tlies. There are the crocodiles that crawl up through the slime to crunch the calf. There are the anacondas, with lifted loop, ready to crush the unwary. There are financial wreckers, who stand on the beach praying for a Caribbean whirlwind to sweep over our com mcrcial interests. Let mo say it is no place for a man to go into business unless his moral principle is thoroughly settled. That is no place for a man to go into business who does not know when he is overpaid $5 by mistake whether he had better take it back ngain or not That is no place for a man to go who lias large funds in trust and who is all the time temntnd to snpoiilnln i- ? 1 r " *"v"" '"i" " place for a man to go who does not quite know whether the law# of the slate forbid usury or patronizo it. Oh. how" many men have risked themselves in the vortex and gone down for the simple reason their integrity had not been thoroughly established. Kcmember poor Ketcham. How soon the (lying hoofs of his iron gmys clattered with him to his destruction! Remember poor Gay, at .'10 years of ago astonithing the world with his fortunes and his forgeries. Remember that famous man whose eteamboats and whose opera houses could not atone f.r his adulterous rides through Central park in too face of decent New York and whose behavior on Wall street by its examp'e has blasted tens of thousands of young men of this generation. I hold up the polluted memory to warn young men whoso moral principles arc not thoroughly settled to keep out of Wall street. It is no place for a man whj shivers under the blast of temptation. Let me say also to tho s In this discourse I>r. laUiiage arraigut the spirit of wild speculation and gires somf account of the financial ruin of other days; wbo are doing legitlras'e business on that or similar streets of which that in a type to stand firm in Christian prinoiple. You are in a (treat oommero'al battlefield. lie courageous. There is suoh a thing as a hero of the bank and a hero of tho Stock Exchange. You be thut hero. 1 hare not so much admiration for the Preneh empress who stood in her balaony in l\?rie and addressed an excited mob and quelled it as I hare admiration tor that venerable banker on Wall street who in 1804 stood on the steps of his moneyed institution and quictod the fears of depositors and bade peace to the angry ware of commercial excitement. God did not allow the lions to hurt Daniel, and he will not allow the "bears" to hurt you. Remember, ntyfriendj that all these scenes of business will soo haro passed away, and by the law of Ood'B eternal right all the affairs of your business life will be adjudioated. Honesty pays beet for both worlds. Again, 1 haro to remark that Wall street is a type throughout the country of 'egitimate speculation on the one hand and of ruinous gamblingon tlie other. Almost erery mer chant is to somo extent a speculator, lie dc1 peuds not only upon the difference between > the wholesale price at which ho gets the goods and the retail at which ho disposes of , them, but also upon tho fluctuation of the markets. If the markets greatly rise, he ! greatly gains. If the markets greatly sink, he greatly loses. It is as honest to deal in stocks as to deal in iron or ooai or hardware , or dry goods. He who condemns all stock dealings as though they were iniquitous simp 1 ly shows his own ignorance. Hlop all legiti) mate speculation in this oountry and you stop all banks, you atop all factories, you stop all storehouses, you stop all the great financial L prosperities of this country. A stock dealer is only a commission merchant under another , name. He gets his commission on one stylo > of goods. You, the grocer, get your commission on another stylo of goods. The dollar > that he makes is just as bright and fair ami I honest a dollaras thcdollar earned by the i day laborer. Rut here we must draw the t line bet ween legitimate speculation and ruin ous gambling. You, a siock operator withi out imy property behind you, financially i irrcsnausible, sell $10 I of nothing and get i piid forit. You sell 100 shares at $ 10,000 ut T :50 d tys. If al the end of dO days you can get the scrip for $0,00(1, you have ina iea thousand if at the end of dO days you have to ' pay $11,000, then you have lost a thousand. Now that is iratlicking in fiction; that is bet1 ting on chances; that involves the spirit of gambling as much as anything that ever goes " on in the lowest gatnbliug hell. At certain times almost every prosperous merchant wakes up, and ho says: "Now, 1 have hebh successf ll in my lino of trade, and 1 havo a tolerable iucome. 1 think 1 shall go down to Wall sired and treble it in three weeks. There's my neighbor. Ho was in the sam? line of business. lie has his $300, 000 or $ 100,000 from the simplo fact that he went into Wall street. 1 think 1 shall go ' too " Here they come, retired merchants who want to get a little excitement in their lethargic veins. Here they oome, the trus 1 tees of great prjperty, to fool everything away. Here they come, men celebrated for t prudence, to tiitlo with tho livelihoods of widows and orphans. Do y?>u wonder that sometimes they become insane? It is insanity. Do you known there are hundreds of young men who are perishing under tho ivr hi.uv.n y,'*'" '"iig. l'o you Know that in all Christian lands this is one of tlio greatest curses? It is not peculiar to mercurial Americans i Oh, no! Almost every nation has indulged in it. The Hollanders, the most phlegmatic people in the world, had their gambling I seizure in 1(583. It was called the tulip mania. It was a speculation in tulips. Properties worth $500,000 turned into tulips, i All the Hollan t nation either buyiug or selling tulips One tulip root s>ld for $200, another for $2,000. Excitement rolling on I and rolling on until history tells us that one Amsterdam tulip which was supposed to be i the only one of the kind in all the world actually brought in the markets $1,810,000! That is a matter of history. Of course, the i crash came, and nil Holland went down under it. But France must have its gamMing ex pedition, and that was in 17 Hi. J >hu Law's Missisbippi scheme, it was called The French had heard that this American continent w .s built out of soli l g)lt, nud the i project was to take it across the ocean and drop it iu France. Excitement beyond anj' thing that had yet been seen in the world. Three hundred thousand applicants for shares. Excitement so great that sometimes the mouutcd military had to disperse the crowds that had come to buy the stock. Five hundred temporary tents built to accommodate the people until i. ay could liavo opbortunity of interviewing JAn Law. A lady of great fashion had her coachman upset her s near the place where John Law ?ms passing in order that she raighi have an Interview I with that benevolent and sympathetic gentlenan. fctooks went up to 2.050 percent, uutil one day suspicion got iuto the market, and down it all went?John Law's Mississippi scheme?burying its projector and some I of thee latest financiers io all France and was almost as bad as a French revolution. Sedate F.ngland took its chance in 1720. That was Ilie south tea bubble. They prot posed to transfer all the gold of Peru and Mexico and tho islands of the sea to Eng I land Five millions' worth of shares were put on the market at ?300 a share. The hooks open, in a few days it is all taken aud , twice the amount subscribed. There was a large company formed with , great capital for providing funerals for all parts of the laud. Another company with Inrge capital??5,0OO,O O of capital?to , develop a wheel in perpetual mo'ion Another company with a capital of 1,000,000 to insure people against loss by servants I Another company with $2 500,000 capital to transplant walnut trees from Virginia to England. Then, to cap the climax, a com i pauy was formed for ' a great undertaking. nobody to know what it is.' And, lo, JEtiUO,, (KHt in shares were otlerei at C100 a share. Hoiks were opened at o'clock in the morning and closed at d o'clock tu the afternoon, and the first day it was all subscribed. "A great undertaking noboby to know what it is." i Unlit was left for our own county to surpass all, about 117 years ago We have the highest mountains and the greatost cata rncts and the longest rivers, and of course, we had to have the largest swindle One would have thought that the nation had seen enough in that direction during the morns inulticaulis excitement, when almost every man had a bunch of crawling silkworms in his boute, out of which he expectod to make a fortune. Uut all this excitement was as nothing compared with what took place in lhH4 when a man near Titusville, 1'a. digging for a well struck oil. Twelve hundred oil companies call for a billion of stock Prominent members of churches, as soon as a certain amount of stock was assigned thctn, saw it was their privilege to become presidents or secretaries or members of the board of direction, tfome of these companies never hail a foot of ground, never expected to have. Their entire equipment was a map of a region where oil might bo and two via s of grease, crude an i clarified. People rushed down from all parts of the country by the first trnin and nut their bard eariuncs in the irulf I A jrniDf; man came down from the oil region of Pennsylvania utterly demented, having nold his farm at a fabulous price because it was supposed there might be oil thero?com ing to a hotel in Philadelphia at the time I was living there throwing down a $r?,(H>!> check to pay for his noonday meal and saying he did cot care anything about the change! Then he stepped back to the gas burner to light his cigar with a $1 OCO note. Utterly insane. The good Christian people said, "This company must be all right, because Elder So-and-so is president of it, and Elder So andso isseoretary of it, and then there are three or four highly respected professing (Jhristitnsin the hoard of directors." Tliey did not know that when a professed Christian goes into slock gambling he lies like sin. llut alas for the country! Jt became a tragedy, and a thousand million dollnrs were swamped. There are families today silting in the shadow of destitution who but for that great national outrage would have had their cottages and their homesteads. 1 hold up bo fore the young men these four great stock gambling schemes that they may seo to what length men will go smitten of this passion, < ami I want to show them how all the best interests of society are against it, and (lod is ' against it and will condemn it for lime and 1 condemn it for eternity. I do not dwell upon 1 the frenzied speculations in Wall street last ' month, i on i.U have enough remembrance I of that financial horror. I only want you to i know that U waa in a procession of mono tary frenzies, some of which have pawo 1 and others are to come. 0 men of Wall street and of ail streets, stand back from nefarious enterprises, join that great company of Christian men who are maintaining their integrity, notwithstanding all the pressure of temptation. In the morning, when you open business in the broker s oflioe or in the banking house, ask God's bleesing, and when you close it pro nounoe a benediction upon it. A kind of business that men cannot engago in without prayer is nr business tor you. 1 wish that the words of George l'eahody, uttered in tho hearing of the people of his native town? Danvors. Moss.?I wish that those words could be uttered in the hearing of all tho young men throughout the laud, lie sud: "Though Providenoo has granted me unvaried and uuiversal success in the pursuit of fortune in other lands I am still In heart KtlmKl A K.... ?I? l-? J ? * ?v -U.UI/4V kj\jj nuv ivu y juuur uujiruieu'iing dwelling. There ia not a youth within the sound of ray voice whoso early opportunities and advantages are not much greater than were my own, and I h ?ve since achieved nothing that is impossible to the most humble boy among you." Oeoige Peabody's suo cess in business was not more remarkable than bis integrity and bis great hearted bencvobnee. I pray upon you God's pro tecting and prospering blessing. I hope you may all make fortunes for time anil fortunes for eternity. Some day when you come out of your plaoe of business and you go to the clearing house or the place of custom or the bank or your own home?as you come out of your place of business just look up at the c'ock in the tower and see by the movement of the hands how your life is rapidly going away and be reminded of tbe fsct that before God's throne of inexorable ju 'gment jou must yet give acount for what you have done since the day you sold the fust yard of clotb or the first pound of sugar. 1 pray for you all prosperity. Htnnd close by Christ, and Christ will stand close by you. The greater the temptation lie more mignificvut the reward. Ilu*. a'as, for the stock gambler? what will he dj iu the judgment'.' That day will settle everything. Tuat to the stock gambler will bo a "break" at the "firstcall." No smuggling into heaven. No ' collaterals" in which to trade ycur way in. Go in througa Christ the Lord or you will forever stay out. God forbid that after you have done your last day's work on earth and tbe hushed assembly s auds around with bowed heads at your obsequies?God forbid that tho most appropriate text for your funeral oration ehoutd be. "As a partridge sitteth on eggs and hatcheth them not, so he that getteih richos, and not by right, shall leave thorn in tho midst of his days, and at the end ho shall be a fool," or that the most approl riate funeral psalm should bo the words of tho poet: l'rico of many a crime untold? Gold, gold, gold, gold. PESSIMISTIC BUT TRUE. Mr Bauer s Summary of Crop Condi tlone for Week Juit Ended. Mr. J. W. Bauer, the weather bureau man, is personaly very clovor, but ho certainly is pessimistic iu his official capacity. But if there should bo good weather and flourishing crops all tbo time, thcro would bo no need for a weather buroau In his regular weekly crop bulletin Mr. Bauor says: The week oiiding Monday, Juno 10, was somewhat warmer than the preceding one, but tho averago tcmpor&turo continued below tho norm \1. Thcro was a maximum of 03 at Yemas&oo on tho 5.h, and a mininum of f>5 at Gnenvillo on tfco 4ih. Over the western acd northern counties, tho nights wee much too oool for ootton, and thero was a general deficiency of sunshine. General showers ooourcd on tho 3d, and again on tho ti.h, and 7,h, light over the greater portion of tho State, but heavy in tho middle and lower Sa vannah valley, tbo southeastern, aud portions of the west eential counties, whore tho ground were kept too wot for general cultivation, and where only from two to throo day's ploughing was practicable. Over the western, central, northern and northeastern oountios, the weather conditions were favorablo for farm work, and cultivation made fair progress. Cotton is unsually small, lacks cultivation, and somewhat lousy in plaoes while grassy field arc tho rulo. It has sot all been chopped to stands. In tho tho eastern and southeastern sootions its growth is at a standstill, aud tho plants are turning red or yellow, showing an unhealthy condition, but ovor the remainder of the Stato it is grow ing and improving .slowly and has a healthy color. Sea islands looks better, but blight is still prevalent. Coin ! as begun to tassel and is being laid by in tho southeastern sections, where its ooodi.ion is, however, very poor, owiDg to hv.-k of cultivation and an excess of moisture In other sootions upland corn has improved and looks healthy, but bottoms are still too wet to replant. But worms and crows arc damaging bottom land corn in the UAUUWC tfVUOK. I.ate wheat has runted badly, wbilo early is being harvested with the aver ago result only fair, and not up to expectations. Oats harvest is well advanced, but the rains havo damaged some in the shock. Yields are variable, but averazed fairly good. Tobacois oxiremcly poor, and dyiugfroui lack of proper cultivation and excessive moisture in Williamsburg county and vicinity, wbilo in the other toeacco districts, it has improved slightiy, but i-t still poor. Worms are numerous in places. Upland rice is line, and somo river rice also, but in tho Georgetown districts freshets have done uiuoh damage and prevented a lull acreage of .June sowing. Melons are a failure in plajcs, and poor generally. l'<3?choa are dropping, and caily varieties nro rotting. Pastures and gardens have improved. Truck is growing and yielding well. Many correspondents report a scarcity of farm laborers. Heavy on Carolina. Oil Inspector K. 11. Hook, of Augusta, Ga , seized a oar of dofeotivo oil in that city a few days ago, and sont a sarnplo of it to tho Stato Oil Inspector at ALlanta. After tosting tho oil tho Stato Oil Inspector wrote tho following letter to Mr. Hook. "Stato of Goorgia, Department of Oils, Atlanta, Ga, .Juno 3, 1901.?Mr. K 11. Hook, Augusta, Ga?Dear Sir? Tho sauiplo oil airivod and was tested by Dr. MoUaudloss in tho prcsoncc of a rosposontativo of tho Standard Oil Company. You woro oorroot in rojootiug it and not allowing thorn to unload it. They have agrocd to transfor this tank to Carolina " 'Glasoock llarrott, " 'State Oil Inspector.' South Carolina boiog lesi particular about tho quality of oil furnished her o111/ ins this defective oil was promptly shipped into this Stato. TIlOV Cotiin Ifirrli J The presont oxponno in salaries for tho Judiciary in an follow* in Now York Uity: Hupromo oourt, New \ ork oouoty, $ 102,000 ;HUirogato's court, $169,000, i city court,$119,000; oity magistrates, < f337,000; Bpooial sessions, $ 122,000; gonoral sossions, 1183,000; municipal, ocurU, $380,000; supremo oour;, Kings 1 county, $159,000; surrogate's court, ! $60,900; Qjoons county courts, $28,000, and Kioauiond county ourts, $12,000, i a total of $1,750,000, i i I THE OLD VETERANS. Bill Arp Writes cf the Great Gathering of Brave Men Forty years have passed bidoo these Boldicr boys first shouldered arms and hurried to the front. No such array of patriots wcro ever seen, for thco was not n tory among them nor a foreign hireling, and even tho Northern-born citizens of tho South volunteered with one aoccrl and oast their V 1 ? nvos idu property in tno common peril of their adopted State. To tb'.i olass wo owo ali tho n oro honor for it wan a great heart struggle to sever the bonds that bound theui to tkeir kindred and tho rlaco of their birth. Forty years have not c If 40( d nor dimmed the iuouiory of those four long years from the minds of tho veterans who gathered at tho Memphis reunion. As timo rolls on they seem the more eager to congregate ard commuoo together;'and happily, there are none now to molest or make them afraid. Happily tho soldiers of tho blue and tho gray are becoming every year the moro oonsidorato of tho feolings and principles of each other. Tho soldiers. I say?those who fought against us?lor the bravest are tho tendcrost. It is tho politicians who taw tho battle from afar, who still refuse to give us back our flags aud are still worrying over tho rebol brigalitrs whom wo liavo sont to Connress. Hut time >s a good dootor, and soft wordH tako away wrath. That waB a grand convocation that paraded the streets of Memphis. Hearts beat rapidly and eyes were moist with tears ? While memory lingered o'er the sail review Of joys that faded like the morning dew" Tha' wat a beautiful prayor sent up to heaven by our beloved grand chaplain, ltcv. J. William JoneH, and faith ful bulwark of Confederate history. I know that tho bluo and tho gray clasped hands aad hearts as ho invoked a blcBSing upon Mr. acd Mrs MoKiuley and asked for her restoration to health. 1 tell you, my brethoren, thoro is noth ing small or selfish or moan in the hearts of our great leaders. In war and in peace they bavo been and aro gentlemen. There was not a Nero or a Dako of Alva nmoDg them nor a heartless dostroyor of tho innocent nor a violator of the laws of kindnoss to wo mon and children. Our soldiers fought a good fight, on patriolio principles, and it rejoices us that they havo kept the faith and arc as truo cow to tho nation as they were then to tho prinoiplcs for whioh thoy fought. Those principles aro not dead; and wo believo that if this rcpublioan government is preserved from tho domination of imperialism, with whioh it is threatened, it will bo tho conservative spirit of tho South that will do it. The spirit of constitutional liberty is yet alive with us and will be transmitted to our ohildrcn. It is high time that tho Northern preachers and teachers and editors wero itaming a salutary lesson Irjm these annual reunions of the old Confederates. If 1 had been a Federal soldier and lived up there, it poems to mo that 1 would say, "My brothrcn, tho o rebels must have been tremendously in earnest Thcro is no let up or abatement iD their faitn. Forty years has not humbled them one iota. Wo bad better make frionda with such a people and divide honors and pensions, too. Thoy have earned an awful load for all these -yars. Thoy havo to pay a good part^I the pensions to our soldiers and all oj the pensions of tbeir own and a big ta* to cducato thoir negroes; and they had to enduro tlurravages and stealages of the oarpet-baggors for years, but they'.never complain. Thoy fight back and dofond thoir honor, but, like tho sons of Alne mofc, thoy nover complain. Surely thoy are a great people. They suffer, and arc strong, and when soldiers were wanted for Cuba and the Philippines they eaiue at tho first oall. Brethren, lot's stop all this anti Southern sentiment and make our prcaohcrs and editors stop it. There is no good in rubbing an old eorc. Wo don't know what may happon, and we may need those hoys to save the country. The old veterans are dying out, hut their sons aro the samo old stock. The South is fast oomirgto tho front, and is destined to he a great power in tho land, and if we keep on aggravating thorn with abuse, it is possible they may get fighting mad soino of theso days ami get up another civil war and?and?and whip us again, or como pretty near it." That's what I would say if 1 wa^cnt a fool. Theso are alarming times. Wars, fires, floods. Awful clamitics on land and on the sea, explosions in mines, wreoks on railroads, murders, suicides, robberies, abductions of children, and worse than all, there seems to be no stop to these horrible outrages of brutal negroes. Then there rs the in*ubor uination of students in our colleges and the infamy of hazing is still going on. It distressed mo to sco among those expelled from West Point the names of two Sjutncrners?ono from Alabama and one trorn Torn*. K.'u canon and di-oiplnio seem to bo divoro cd. Time waj when Mr. Bcnmm boasted that ho had subdued every big boy in his school?subdued hiuo by the rod. Old man lsham did the mine thing, and so did l>r. 1'attorson thresh out the worst bojs at our Manual Labor school; but now it is tho boys who rule tho teachers and make demands, and the consequences is our colleges have no disciphno snd hazing seems to be as popular as ever. I thought that this haiing business was a modern invention, but in tho second volume of "American Literature" I find a lottor of John Lawson, a Scotchman, who lived for years among tho North Carolina Indians. Ho is writing to his folks at home 1711 about tho customs of those Indians, and says tho way thev make warriors of their young men is to husquedaw them in early manhood. They aro shut up in a dark log houso for six weeks, and kept half starved and mado to drink a decoction of pollitory bark, which renders them faving mad. They L. aL i J! ? . * mane iiiq iuosi uinnai, noiusn crio* and howlings over hoatd. When given a hltlo meat it is mixed with nasty, loathaomo, filthy stuff. After six weeks they come out as poor and miserable as creatures over bocomo. Soino of them die under this diabolical treatment, and sotno young men tun away to avoid it. Tho savages told mo thai this hardens thorn to the fatigues of war and kills off tho weak and infirm and cowardly who would bring disgraoo upon the nation. Ilusquonawing! That's it that's whoro hazing started, and West l'oint is whoro it mairioulatod and flourished! This insubordination of oollogo bovs seems to havo crept into our own Southern institutions, and has wollnigh domoralizid Oxford and Tusoaloosa. What does it mean? Wo had nothing liko it in our day. Wo feared our fathers and wo foarod and re-tpcoted tho faoulty. Tho Tcoh boys cawght tho infootion not long ago; but Lhat don't matter very muoh, for if thoso boye do / !> .< - - anything else besides play ball, th? newspapers don't publish it. Ball boo inn to bo the only textbook in tho onrriou lum. Their aooompiiehmonts in that lino may be catifaotcry to tho boys and tho professors, but the patrons and friends of tho institution are surfoitod, and would adviso a recestsl Ball play is another Indian gamo in which tho savages exoellod. Bill Abp. COTTON 18 QxtASbY. The Stands are Fair But Somewhat Inregular. TKn nrtn/1 iiiA** /vf 1 ? m ... vuuviiivu VI iua ?[VWIUg OUllOD crop is of great fpcculativo interest at this time, and tho general impress'en prevails that it is in an extremely poor condition over tho ontiro Cotton Belt. Mr. J. W. Bauer in his weekly summary deolares that this is not universally tho oate, although tho orop as a wholo is probably two to throo weeks lato, and in many loualitios quite grassy, especially over tho AtlaDtio States, and portions of the Gulf, and Mississippi valley Slates. Stands aro fair to good, but somewhat irregular, owing to tho unusual amount of planting that was neoessar>. Insects are not moro numerous aod destructive than usual, and in Texas the weevil is not less threatening than heretofore Atafow points only has thetplant begun to fruit. A few weeks of dry and warmer weather in tho Atlantic States, and a continuation of tho prtsant favorablo weather to tho westward, would put tho growing cotton orop into a very promising condition. Tho following short statements in t dicato how the crop is in tbe principal cotton raising States: In North Carolina all reports indicate that the past week has boon very favorablo both for farm work and for growth of crops. Chopping ootton pro grossed very rapidly, but is not yot finished. Where fijlds havo been I cleaned tho crop shows eood stand and better color, but large aroas aro all very grassy, and somo fields havo boon abandoned or will bo plowed up for corn. Cotton seems to bo almost tho smallest for the season on rcoord. In South Carolina ootton is unusually small, lacks cultivation and is somewhat lousy in places, whilo grassy ' Golds arc tho rulo. In tho eastern and j southeastern sections its growth is at j a standstill, and tho plants aro turning j red or yellow, showing an unhealthy condition, but over tbo remainder of a tho Stato it is growing and improving o Blowiy, and has a healthy color. Sea- r island looks bettor butjblight is still t prevalent. In Georgia tho wockly reports oon- . tinuo to bo genera! j of a discouraging . character. Crops have Buffered from excessive rains in nearly all counties; , and aro muoh in need of cultivation. The condition of nnttnnia nn h?n V./, 1?? poor, and numerous correspondents ^ consider the outlook gloomy. In Alabama oottou has nearly all , been cuoppcd; and, while tho general . condition of this staple has improved very slightly, it is becoming quite # grassy in many holds, and continued dry weather is needed for its proper cultivation insoots continue damaging in a few localities, and some is dy- . ing from effects of provious cold; cotton-is just beginning to form tquarea in southern aud middle counties. -?IrO-Miasissippi over a greater portion v of the State farm work has been considerably delayed on account of the . wet condition of tho soil. Crops on lowlands havo been damaged by overflow and lack of cultivation, whilo on . uplands all orops are generally grow iDg rapidly and aro in a fair state of ouitivation. Cotton is from two to i thiee weeks late, and in somo counties has boon materially injured as a result , of tbo cool weather during the last I decade in May; chopping out has not boc-n completed in many northern counties. In Louisiana reports concerning the improvement in crop conditions and prospects are almost universally favor able and in some oases enthusiastically encouraging. The condition of the oot ton crop in the State, as a wholo, hns greatly improved Hail injured it in localities in tho central and northern parishes; so badly, in laot that some fields havo been plowed up and re planted, or abandoned, but the acreage thus destroyed is not largo. In som j of tho northern parishes, too, the crop is becoming foul with grass, because the grcund is too wet to work. Hut, as stated above, tho conditions and prospoots gonorally havo improved materially. Cotton in Bienville parish is reported to bo forming squares rapidly. In Tennessee tho past week was characterized by higher and more seasonable temperature and timely showers?eonui.ions very favorable to tho growth of crops. Cotton made good progross during the week, aud though i tho til an f m aro udiai! - ~ ^ ?j r V uuiau auu niauu |?uur * in maD} localities, trie t .me of reports is much more oueouragiug than for r several we.ks There arc juitoa nuai- ; her of complaints ol cut-worms. In Arkansas fairly well distribute! raintaii and decidedly wanner weather l ave improved crop conditions to a greater extent. Cotton is fioua 10 to 'JO days lato, the stands are poor to fair but rapid growth was made during tlio week. In Texas the past week has been the most favorable one of the season for the growth and development of crops. Sufhe'cnt rainfall has oocu-rcd io most seotions for tho immediate needs of crops, and the temperaluro, especialLy during tho latter portion of tho week, has been conducive to rapid growth. In soiuo localities tho growth of cotton was somewhat retarded by tho oold nights during tho first few days of the week, but tho crop generally has made good progress. Tho crop is fruiting over the south portion. The boll wooytl is becoming less numerous, but still duiog considerable damage. ? in Oklahoma far woathcr with warm days and moderately cool nights, caused slightly drouthy conditions until tho 7th and 8ih, when general rains rcliev nd and halnnit ihn L r..v V..W vtvi'il. 1AIU1 WUTK progroHtod rapidly under favorablo oon 'j dittoes, except over the Chickasaw | Nation and Greer oounty, where tho ^ ground was too wot to oultivato. \ True Bills Found. t A dispatch from Andorsjn naya the c grand jury roturncd true bills -gainst J. 8. Fowler in four oases for oonapi- l racy, falso imprisonment and assault v ana battery of a high and aggravated nature. Truo bills wore roturncd *| againat W. O. Hammond in four casos, it on the Himo charges, and against Willis MoGoo, Goorgo Thomas, .lames b Cook, Mike Robins, .lames Martin and W. M. Hailoy, ono oaso each. Tho t grand jury has not completed its work, t A local weather prophot says thero n will bo no drought this summer. Wo J hopo this prediction will provo truo, and that tho farmors will make big k crops. t ? i - , . f Ot I THE B n VJ1 V T V O J The formula i know just what yo do not advertise th< their medicine if ye Iron and Quinine pv form. The Iron malaria out of the i Grove's is the Ori Chill Tonics are iir that Grove's is si. are. not experiment and excellence ha only Chill Cure sc rhc United Suues. A NEGRO SAGE ' Who Is Wiling to Bet Hit Ox on Bsn T'llman AGAINST ALL COMERS :xcopt Rsv. 8arr. Jones, Woo Hs Says Ran tht "Debb'e" Out of the City of Savannah. To tho Editor of Tho Mows and Courier: Negro politicians, onco bo dentiful, aro becoming ;aroo in this art of tho State, as I suppose thoy aro n ail other parts of tho Stato. Now ,ud then, however, you stumblo on one it the "hai boons" and, strange as it nay bo, most of them admire Bon Tillnan. Why this is tho caBO it would bo lard to say, unloss it bo as one has said, 'So much ob do big buokra no'r like um on yare gone." Old Soipio <i idsden oatno up to tho 'willage" a few days sinoc to mako sorno mall purchases from one of tho two tores which old Gillisonvillo now toasts. Soipio is getting old, but is a groat iddlor and politician, and novcr fails to iston attentively to tho reading of a towspapor?himself not knowing B rom tho proverbial bull's foot. An old "brudder" first espied Soipio losiiDg around "Morrison's corner," iding on a forlorn looking ox, whoso 10ms were tho thriftiest part to look ipon of his wcathor-boatcn anatomy. liehind Scipio's anoiont romaindor of i saddle, and aoross .lorry's emaciated )ack, fluttered a half dozon chickens, ibout half grown, whioh wero to be 'ourrent money" with the merchant in )*ym:nt for his small purchases. The merchant knowing Scipio's in.erost in things political read a portion >f tho Tillman-McLaurin-MoSweonoy imbroglio and asked him if he had loard it and what ho thought of it. "Yes, sir," said Soipio; "I binnor > rry Mr Potterman read 'bout dem to 'Coosyhatohio,' en one wito man binner jit off de cahr da da, on o bin stand round wid scgah enn a mout wen Mr. Potermao der read 'bout dem, on e say: Nlel.aurin sho beat Tillman, o say. Ea Hitman ncr gwino bin eon dc race, e jay. En den Mr Rowel speak up en e jay, o say; 'Do debblo ner beat Tiliman, nuss less McLuirin.' lint I ner say uuttin; none 'all. I der jerry wuh all uenf say, Ea Mr Pererman ax dem how 'bout McSwiny, od do wito man pull < sogahr out o mout en blow de umoake en swell up liko, en o say, e say: McSwinny beat Tillman, e say. Den Mr Rowoll speak up gin on o say, e lay: MoSwinny boat McLaurin mobSy, iut c ent boat Tillman.' Djn Mr. Peter man read some more on o ax ma wuh 1 der link? En now you ax me, cn I toll yunner all wuh it is. "I tink say wuddcr Mr. llrowol say, o lo Gawd's truto: n ent no man wid two egs der beat Mr. Tillman wid e one ;yo; o ent no nouse talk 'bout boat Mr. :ion Tillman, 'cause obblo body dun ry en e ont no man kin beat um " "Soipio, you soem, to be stuck on Tillman. Why is it you do not like MeLaurin and MoSweoney?" "No, sir, I ner struck on dem. on I lor say I nor like Mr. McLaurin cn Mr. MoSweenoy. I ont know Mr. McLaurin en 1 nubber sheuai, but 1 der rerry o berry nice man. I der jiss talk mlitio. 1 ncr tink all two boat dun im neai oir. Hon Tillman?dadder vuh L link, en 1 bet dal olo Jerry Ox >n wuh 1 dor nay." "Well, Soipio, do 70U think MoSwoeloy will beat MoLaurin if ho runs igainst him next year?" ' Well, I ont know rightly, sir. Mr. VloSwinny bin try bill e fonoo berry ligh, but 0 bill wid MoLaurin rail on 0 lill wid Tillman rail, en 0 ont lay well ogeddcr. All two boat dom. Kn 0 iair climb pun top dom on straddle dom ur nick dom lay still, but 0 small man in 0 leg short, on ont no foot hit do jroun,' Ka Mr. MoLaurin stan' pun >no side on Mr. Tillman Btan' pun arrcr sido. Kn 0 hab watoh boat dom ur kocp dom juokin rail out 0 fonoo. Jui I tink say 0 binnor watch Mr. Till nan do moost ob do timo. K know Mr. Tillman bin do boll ram, on 0 hab pitohork on 0 head for horn, on wendodeb>lo git oon do, 0 cnt no doin' nuttin' fid dem, nono tall. Jiss haft lot dom oro on loh dcui but till 0 butt nuff. jawdl o ont nobody kin boat Mr. Hon Tillman. Soep'n 0 bin Mr. Sam Jones, yorry say 0 bin run do dobblo round lavannah, on of 0 bin truto. mobby so, lim kin stan' foro Mr. Tillman, oauso lavannah der bin do dobblo homo, en 1 ink say 0 binnor koop 0 host pitchfork ion Savannah." ' So Soipio, you would not bet on Till nan if Sam Jones was a Carolinian and ras to run against him?" "Ha! iia! Ha! No, sirr ru, I ncr bot gainst no man kin run do dobblo oon lavannah, no sir ru." "Well, thon, in that case would you tot on Sam Jones?" "I ?fli Irn/M. .<-l.il- 'L?* * awn iiguii/ uuut uitv, nir. i icr tink, do, nir. 1 uor bot on odo, ncr arrcr. I ner bot none tall." "J'hon you aro willing to bot on Tilluan against all comers, exjopt Sam I ones?" "IHddorhim! Diddorhiml Kn you in tell anybody Scipio Gadsdon roady o bot dat .Jorry Ox Mr. Ben Tillman EST PRESCRIPTION IS rastetess Chill Tonic. s plainly printed on every bottle?hence you u are taking when you take Grove's. Imitators :ir formula knowing that you would not buy )u knew x/hat it contained. Grove's contains it up in correct proportions and is in a Tasteless acts as a tonic while the Quinine drives the system. Any reliable druggist will tell you that glnai and that all other so-called Tasteless litations. An analysis of other chill tonics shows iperior to all others in every respect. You ing when you take Grove's?its superiority .ving long been established. Grove's is the >ld throughout the entire malarial sections of No Cure, No Pay. Price. 50c. bo?t anybody torp'n Mr. Sam Jones." Grand JL?odgt) Rescinds. n.n. ,, ? h*wton Lamar. graD,j |cdg0 Df Masons of the Qilhaonvillo, Hampton County, June State of Washington have rescinded the resolution adopted two years ago A Student Killed. recognizing negro Misobry. The aofI u ... . ... * m v don of the lodge at that time was seII S. Bigelow, of Buffalo, S. Y. a verely criticised all over the United reshman at Harvard, was instantly States and a? a result iho n?xt session killed by a chemical engine of the 0f tho grand lodge attempted to return Cambridge fire department A firo was to tho ^ ? ablt8hcd principles, but found among a pile of b arde near the thtf reBolulioQ wa9 B0 artfu]iy 'drawn Harvard agricultural bin ding;by one of tbat sister lodges refused to construe tho Harvard professors. An alarm it a8 ? honest expression. The lodge was sent in, but before the1 firemen re- has D0W in unmi8takablo i?gu40 sponded Pro Holhs and the students made its position known. had put out the fire. The alarm oaus ed tho under graduates to assemble and m T) , as the fireman came there was much Three Boys Drowned, leering. Tho ohemioal engine was very Arthur Backman, 19 years old; late and tbo crowd hooted tho men. Arthur Kalbflssh, 13, and Edward Tho aocidont is desoribed diffeicntly, Sheets, 13, ?oro taken dead from a tho firemon claiming that the horses on water hole in Leonard's stone quarry tho engine beoame exoited at tho how Dear Biltimore, Friday. The three ling crowd and dashed forward, scatter boys left homo Thursday accompanied ing tho crowd. The students claim by two dogs. When tho dogs returned that tho driver, Johb Dowdis, dolib- without tho bjys a Bcaroh was made orately drove his engine into tho crowd a?d tho boys were traocd to the quarry. of studnntn. Hiaolou? nr.. nanirlit nndnr liflinifTfl ndirre io an nl I **?V..?V. tho whoola and other students were has lain uoworked for a long time. knocked down, but only one had an in- Its depths arc usually filled with water jury to speak of. As soon as the Btu- *nd it was a favorite swimming plaoe dents realized what had happened they for the boys in that locality. make a wild demonstration. But cool heads maintained control and the fire ^ men were allowed to return to their jVj ll Ift stations. ' Five Murderers Hanged. Corn Mills. Five bodios dangling upon the same a gallows, five souls launohed into etcr- (joiip 1 j 1 Q nity at tho samo moment, maikatthe VttilC Xu_J.AJ.0y triumph of the majoBty of the law and T) " ^^ TT 11 tho end of what is believjd to have JL\1C0 JLXl_1110A 8y been an organized gang of murders, at - - . _ Sylvania, Ga., Friday. The victims of KDQ |-| 11 I I rar*e the legal tragedy were Arnold Augustus, *" Andrew Davis, ltichard Sanders, Wil- T?nr?inAo liam Hudson and Sam Baldwin, all no- -Ci I l^JLIlGOy grooB. Tho victims of their orime were . Constable Meara and Fillmore Herring- JoOll01*8a ton, whom thoy ambushed and shot to ' ______ death, and Capt. Wade, whom they so- TJl q vi fttirl L"" riously wounded in tho shooting that ItHlCl B CJllLt killed tho two first mon nearly a year H/T x I ago. Oq at least two occasions efforts JxI_?tLOilL0rSf wero made to lynch the murderers, *->* but by tho prompt aotion of the offioers ^aT171 YlOr StU TATG of the law they were frustrated. On ^ ** O kjIX W Oj ono of these occasions the governor "pin C< found it neoessary to order out three Sy companies of the Stato militia. * $100 Reward. $100 and all other kinds of wood The readers of this paper will be working machinery. My Serplcast d to learn that there is at least geant Log Beam gaw mill |8 one dreaded disease that science has fch heavie8t strongest, and been ablo to cure in all its stages and " _ > that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure is most effaclent mill for the tho only positive euro now known to money on the market, quick, the medioal fraternity. Catarrh being accurate. State Agent for H. nmnlilulinntl .anni... . ?- ? ? - - ? -- ? ..*" UV"V a. Smith Machine Company stiluuonal treatment. Halls Catarrh _ T.- 1 i? ' Curo is takon internally, acting direot- ~ ^ . workni? machin ry, ly upon the blood and muoom surfaces I1 or nigh grade engines, plain of the system, thereby destroying the slide valve?Automatic, and foundations of the disease, and giving Corliss, write me: Atlas, the patient strength by building up the Watertown, and Struthera constitution and assisting nature in do , ?T .. ' ing its work. The proprietors havo so a,lc* H?l8. inuoh faith in its ourative powers, that V. C. BADHAM, they offor one Hundred Dollars for any 1826 Main St., Colnnibla, S. C. case that it fails to cure. Send for list ___________________________ of testimonials. Address. F. J. CH KNEY <fe CO., s Toledo, O Sold by druggists, 7f>o. \f tv Halt's Family Pills are the beat. A Sumter Killing. ^ A dispatch from Sumter to The /C\ " ' ? M. Stite says Frank H. Winn was shot 11, .. .'ira and killed Friday afternoon by Edward Jjyj; jpfjttl *Edwards, both young men being na- ' , 1;-? U -**' ? lives of this oity. Charlos Smith, who ~ v^ti attempted to separate tho men, was f, (*, ',?? 7- <~- I'T shot and scriouly wounded. The faots Jij ! ' 'v | ^ H Ijj H leading up to the shooting are as fol | ^W s|i lows: Winn Hued Edwards in tho ^ ^ magistrate oourt Friday for an old dent * .1 !>] j]n Sp of $S.B0 which he olaimod was duo him ?"-* 1' ' ~~ Edwards domed tho aooouut. Winn won tho ease. The two men mot Fri Pl/^ntv r\f Plar??tC day afternoon in front of Harby's livery XadlLjf >* IlclCCb stablo and after the interchange of a few words Winn struck Ki wards in the Ar?ft OnPll faoe. Both drew pistols and fired sev- r oral times with the results above stated. t0 Krailualefl of ,hc Coltimb,R Ruiiness Winn was struck twice, OQO ball crush- College, and every grainate is thorough- j? ing tho skull, tho other entering his ij qualified to fill a mpomlbls position body near the heart. Edwards was in this business world. not hit. Tho affair has oreated con- We fit young men and women for business siderable exciteinant in the oity. careers, and assist them 10 secure good positions. ' lie May Change. F?r special sunmer rates, and catalogues rn, it i v u. , ? r. 11 K>T?ng full information, send at once to The Columbia State says after all, B ' it may bo a mistake to tako President Columbia Rnctnncc rniinu.n VU110gD| Mclvinley's dedication of a third term .,nT,uini. seriously. Tho Toller rosolution recog- ' ' *" niziog tho fact that the people of Cuba W. H. NEWBERRY, President. 'worCj and of right ought to bo, free and independent,' and plodging the " United Statos to withdraw ita forces from } ' , > ' ;;;-i /'WW tho island as soon aa ita paotfioation "t, ?.'> . i r ?. I should bo aooomplishod was ijuito aa ex- V ;1^?D RuGS.^OAeHfft.ANTs | plioit and comprehensive iu its terms ??? ?? C.ROT0N DU6S, aa President MoKinley's declaration ?PlOERS, FuS&.J LBA8, that ho will not be a oandidato for re AND Au L'?? oleotion?but Mr. MoKinley fourd a w f *i!??ieA31f0Jl0r>11 to"Ket.rou0d'th.l. W. ?.? ! and is ?nt? not wagor two cents on the vnt 10 of ^%auu DF.Ai,eM?? President MoKinloy, advised and con- Jl|l JL.j j trolled as ho is, where personal and par- 5 ty interests are involvod. ? ^ , If Death Dust la not for sale by your ? Many Killed. dealer, we will upon reoeipt of *26 cents ! An explosion in a oartridga factory ^<1. '?U '%r** paokage by mail postsituated in tho suburb of Lea Mouli- Aprll-16. 8t. noaux Franoo has rosulted in the loss ? of 15 livos and tho injuring of about 20 ??????????????????????? persons. Tho viotims wore horribly S7T?yn/>Y/>S> A0 mutilated. A majority of those injurod -fy <- < < wore woiuon. ' - * iiv//me^aao \ William J. Samford, Governor of IJ 0 fl 0 3 Alabama, died WcdnoFday night at I Tusoalooaa, Ala., where he haa been ill I for aomo tiino. Diaeaso of the heart Adlreaa, B. W. Gvrsman, % was tho real oa use of death. Box 105, Spartanburg, 8. 0. ij