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RAND DUKE S
ther High Russian
SOLIEARY ASSASSIN IS AFRESTE
tncle of the Czar and Governor Gen
eral of Mos(ow Instantly Killed
While Driving,From His Palace in
the Ancient Capital by a Bomb
brhrown Beneath His Carriage From
S:eigh by a Member o. the
Mosccw. By Cable.-Within the
aalls of the far-famed 'Kremlin Pal
ace, and almost underneath the his
torical tower from which Ivan the
I Terrible watched the heads of his
enemies falling beneath the axe of the
famous red square, and within a
stone's throw of the great bell of Mos
cow, Grand Duke Sergius. uncle and
brother-in-law of Emperor Nicholas,
and the chief cf the reactionaries. me"
a terrible death shortly before 3
o'clock Friday afternoon. The deed
was dommitted by a single terrorist.
who threw beneath the carriage of the
Grand Duke a bomb charged with the
same high-power explosive which
wrought Minister Von Phieve's death.
The missle was packed with nails and
fragments of iron, ,and its explosion
tore the imperial victim's body to
ghastly fragments, which strewed the
snow for yards around. Every win
dow in the great, lofty facade of the
palace of justice was shattered, and
bits of iron were imbedded deeply in
the walls of the arsenal, a hundred
HAT) REPEATED WARNINGS.
The assassin belongs to the noted
"fighting group'' of the solialistic-rev
olutionary party, which has removed
other prominent officials and long
since passed sentence of death upon
Grand Duke Sergius. The Grand Duke
knew that he stood in the shadow
of death. He was the recipient of re
peated warnings, and elaborate pre
cautions were taken to ensure his
The scene of the crime was the great
open triangle within the Kremlin.
bounded by the arsnel, treasury and
courts of justice, in one angle of which
is the Nicholas, or, Little Palace, where
the Grand Duke dwelt. At the op
site corner Is the Nikolasky gate,
e exit to the town beyond the ram
IRCUMSTANCES OF THE CRIME.
A few minutes before the bell of the
gate sounded the hour of 3. the
equipage of the Grand Duke emerged
from the gates of the palace and pro
ceeded, followed by sleighs containing
secret police. It swept to a smart pace
owards the gate, passing the Choudeff
Cloister, Ivan's Tower, the -great Czar
bell and long rows of cannon captured
rom Napoleon in the winter retreat of
1812. In a minute the carriage was
-front of the courts of justice, where
e walls of the triangle approach,
forming a narrow entrance to the Nik
olasky gate. There a man clad in
workman's attire stepped forward from
the sidewalk and threw a bomb, which
he had concealed beneath his coat. A
terrrible explosion followed, and a hail
f iron pelted the grim stone walls of
the arsnel and courts of justice. A
ick cloud of smoke, snow and debris
se. When it has cleared, a ghastly
ht was presented.
On the snow lay fragments of the
y of Gragd Duke Sergius, mingled
the wreck of the carriage. The
d Duke's head had been torn from
body, and reduced to a shapeless
Ip, and the trunk and limbs were
htfully mangled. A finger bearing
ch seal ring was found lying sev
yards away. The crimson tint and
ickening smell of blood were every
ere. Only a few fragments of cloth
proved Demand For Print Cloth
all River, Mass., Special.-Sales in
urint cloth market for the week
estimated at from 175.000 to 200,
pieces. An improvement in the
emand for goods, and especially
36 and 3S 1-2 widths, is reported, the
bulk of the trading during the week
being confined to these styles. Regu
lars. which sold last week at 2 11-16,
are now quoted at 2 5-S.
Whole Family Asphyxiated.
eveland, 0., Special-Four persons
found dead in a s:nall house at
1-2 Central Avenue today. The
e: Charles Heller. Josephine
is wife; George Nolan, a
;MSay Nolan, wife of George
d daughter of the Hellers.
neighbors entered the Nc
oday the natural gas was
g ini the stove, but the
filled with a strong odor
e only living thing in the
a sr.all dog, which was
ped in a blanket. It was
nd Near Railway Track.
o, Special.-The body of a
gro was found lying beside the
d track about a mile this side
ston by the engineer of the A.
. C. "'Shoo-Fly,'' going east. He
-the body as the train was ap
oaching and stopped. An examtina
ion rev-ealed that the negro had been
shot in the head. The coroner. Dr.
'homas Hill. of this city.. was notifie'l
and went down to Beston this after
r:oOn to investigate the affair.
Killed by Falling Timber.
Conco~rd, Special.--Friday evening
about 4 oclc a 'phone message0 from
Pioneer MIills brinigs theQ news that
Mr. Manuel MeVWhiro-, the year-old
son of Mr.- Samtel S. ' 'ite., wa
kil:ed at his homne by -li timbers.
It seems that they weer ng oni
addition to the htoute~ "d ' -e 'Ut
man had rgone under' the houtre1 t pm
up so're ~nrops whc i the heavy tim
,bers fell on him,. sttiking him in the
breast- He lingeredi unconscious for
about an hour, wheb he died.
ERGIUS IS SLAIN
Dfficial Blown to Atoms
ind?icated that the body had once bee
c1t:ied. The coachman lay maui
with pain tesidc a deep hoie in the
pavem,it. The horse.. draging th:
.ront wheels of the carriage. had dash
ed off, maddened with pain, to sink
dying before they reached the gate.
ASSASSIN GLORIES IN DEED.
The assassin was thrown to tho
grcund and stunned by the force o
the explosicon. but he quickly arose
and ran toward the gate. attemptng
to escape. His haste and the bicod
streaming from his face where he had
been wounded by fragments of the
bomb. attracted the attention of a
sergeant of police who seized him be
fore he could draw his revolver. The
man did not deny the crime, but on
the contrary gloried in its success.
He expressed his satisfaction that he
has been able to kill the Grand Duke
without involving the latter's innocent
wife. He avowed his membership in
the Social revolutionary army, but re
fused to give his name. and at the
jail his papers were found to be false.
CAUSES OF POPULAR HATRED.
Much of the responsibility for the
catastrophe at the coronation of Em
peror Nicholas in Moscow, when sev
eral thousand people were crushed to
death at the time of the distribution
of the imperial gifts. was laid at Grand
Duke Sergius' door. It was held that
he had not taken sufficient precautions
and the Liberals after the affair here
of January 22 placed the major portion
of the blame on his shoulders.
THE CZAR PROSTRATED.
The news of the assassination of the
Grand Duke reached Tsarskoe Selo
while the imperial family was enter
taining Prince Frederick Leopold, of
Prussia. It created the greatest con
sternation. The Emperor is reported
to have been ecmletely prostrated.
All festivities in hcncr of the Prussian
guest were at once abandoned.
Friday afternoon Ambassador Mc
Cormick and the other ambassadors
drove to the palace to express their
ofheial condolences, also leaving their
cards at the palaces of the various
members of the imperial family.
POLITICAL EFFECT OF TRAGEDY.
Opinion That It Will Inaugurate a
Reaction Not Generally Shared, and
' High Authority Declares That the
Parliament Will Be Summoned as
Annodnced-The Crime Universally
St. Petersburg, By Cable.-The as
sassination of Grand Duke Sergius un
doubtedly was the work of the fight
ing organization of the Socialistic
Revolutionary party, which condemned
and executed Count Bobrikoff, gover
nor general of Finland, and M. Sipia
guine and Von Phlihve, Ministers of
the interior. It is regarded as a direct
challenge from the terrorists to the
autocracy, and a revival of the famous
duel between the Nihilists and the
government 25 years ago.
Opinions differ as to the political
effect of the tragedy, some inclining to
the view thrt the killing of a member
of the inmperial family may resul tint
Nicholas 11, reviving a period of re
action; but this opinion is not gener
Peace Formally Considered.
St. Petersburg, By Cable.-It is
learned on exceptional authority that
the question of peace was formally
considered by Emperor Nicholas and
his ministers at the conference held
at Tsarkoe Selo. No particulars areI
obtainable, as.. before the discussion
began, the Emperor exacted from each
one present a solemn promise not to
divulge the slightest hint of what
transpired. The belief, is.. however,
that the possible conditions and terms
were under consideration.
Lookout Inn Damaged.
made showed that Lookout Inn, the
noted summer hotel on Lookout moun
tain, had been damaged to the amount
of $1,000 by recent bad weather. The
ror.f was broken in several places by
the weight of snow ard ice upon it and
burst pipes were found all over the
building. Repairs will be made at once
so that the hotel can be opened on time
-Japc Lcce Vantage Point.
St. Petersbrg By Cable.-Lieu'ten
ant GIeneral Sahr'f General Kuro
iatins chief of '-tafi. telegraphs that
the Rus.sian -ti -r r1rar1"> de
stoved the~ bldin;;s an.d wvafll of
Nangu-si. from wh'ich the Japanese
~ad been bbrin the Russin
trenche s. The aJapanese v-ore driven
cut. in regardl to' the attack on Inc
bridge betwveen Guapiin arnd Fantzia
tun. Februar. 12. General Satharcff
says the .Jap::.ces force comprised 100
cavalry and 20t0 Chinese bandits. Rus
sian frenti r guairds drove off the at
tackers. who st:bsequer.tly dlestroy.ed
a few rails. b!ew up a telegraph pole
southward of the bridge, and then fled.
Fresh Fromn the Wires.
he German Reichstag has referred
the commercial treaties to a special
Presidena Roosevelt has sent Lady
Gregory $25 toward the purchase of
Irish pictures for the proposed galierv
AEri'tish squjadron. under Prin e
Lois oi Battenurg, in Octtor nx
will visit America. the ca:rmanr
main sos at W ashington and -
Russia is alarmed at a threatened
epie.ic of cholehra in the spring.
Georg~e von' L. Meyer. Armerican Am-I
asdo. was the only AmbassM'or
acopni: the in)g of i&aly o a
The~ ndget Cmmittee ofi the Ger
,.anReicsta decdedto stroingly for
tiry Kiaochou. Germany's Chinese pnrt.
Atterney har.a the Coal Cocm
'ie hearing. sa I th railroadis ha:d
m -de t"col strike A source of pro
It is thought the present British Gov
erunent will last until the end of this
esion of parliament.
LEGISLATIVE 5ESSION NOW OVER
Both Houses of South Carolina Ger.er
al Assembly Closed Their Work Sat.
The Clemson Bill.
Dbate boygrn Friday in the s^na to
cn the Polick bil. This is he hous
bill i: establis> at Winthrop an in.
speetion bureau to e :amine fert ilizcrs.
Clemson now derivcs the total income
from the priviiete tax and if tlh. bill
passes the senate Winthrop will he a
part beneficiary in it.
The bill has ee n on the calendar
for some time. ever since it came over
from the house. Scnator W. J. John
son has on the senate calendar a sim
ilar bill but he will le t ires: now
that the Pol loc biil has arrived.
A good deal of specn-making v:as
engaged in Friday on this bill. but no
action was ta:cn. Its contsia:ation
occupicd both the mo.ning an.c e,en
The house of representatives has
declined to pass any legislation to
amend the dispensary law. Saturday
the senate bill was considered as a
substitute for Mr. Brantley's bill, and
the whole matter was indefliite.y post
poned after a long fight.
Will increase Levy.
The "supply bill," or the bill to fix
the levy for :axes for the current
year. was given second reading in the
house of representatives Saturday.
The levy for State and coun:y pur
poses is raised in the bill from 5 to
5 1-2 mills. This is the first time in
two score years that the levy has ex
ceeded 5 mills. This bill occupied prac
tically the entire time in the House.
In the Senate routine business only
was considered. Many members were
The Reformatory Bill.
The Reformatory bill came up in the
Senate Tuesday but was not disposed
of. The bill to give part of the ferti
lizer tax to Winthrop College failed to
Earlies in the session the militia
bill passed third reading without a
murmur. As it has already passed the
House,' it is now ready for ratifica
tion. The bill to cede the land for the
State armory was also favorably re
ported. The bill to allow Robert L.
Limehouse of Dorchester to be admit
ted to the bar without examination was
unfavorably reported and this report
was adopted. The judiciary committee
recommended that the bill to reduce
passenger rates be continued until next
year and this was done.
Senator McIver submitted a resolu
tion that three senators be appointed
to examine the books of the State offi
ers. There is a resolution in the
house providing for the appointment
of five representatives.
The report of the findings of the
ways and means committee of the
House and finance committee of the
Senate in the matter of the legisla
tive committeE and Secretary of State
Gantt was read and will be printed in
A communication from the legisla
ture of Arizona asking that our sena
atorial and congressional representa
tives be asked to plead for statehood
for that territory was received as in
Both houses of the Legislature
rounded up uncontested measures
Wednesday, with the result that a hun
dred or more of these were passed,
and the calendars are relieved of prac
tically all of their dead wood and are
both short. The Legislature has now
practically fir ished its work, and is
to be judged by what it has already
done. All that remains to be done
now Is for the two houses to agree
on the measures that have already
passed one branch or have passed both
with amendments that have to be
Mr. K. D. E'Iwardls introduced a res
olution forbidding the use of the hall
of the House for State ball purposes.
The resolution will be killed.
The House refused to raise the pay
of Supreme Court Justices to $3,500.
Instead it passed the bill as it came
from the Senate raising the pay $150
The Appropriation Bill.
The free conference committee on
the appropriation bill reported that it
had been agreed that differences be
tween the two houses should be set
ted as followst:
The salary of the electrician of the
State House shall begin January 1,
A stenographer at a salary of $350
per annum shall be allowed to the
The House concurred in the amend
ment to increase the comptroller gen
eral's printing appropriation from $2,
500 to $3,000.
The Senate receded from its amend
ment as to purchasing "Efird's Digest."
To the bill was added a subdivision:
"For the purpose of purchasing land
and building armory in accordance
with the act passed in 1903, $7,750.
Also as a subdivision: "The commis
;ion for the completion of the inside
of the State H-onse is authorized to
sell the o1:1 boilers now inl use aml.
complete the work now in their
The Senate receded from its amend
mets in re:bing the appropriation to
the South C' olina collcge. The re
port of the f -ce conference committee
was audopted and thus the appr'opria
Prsi:ent Sloan announced the ap
poitmen:t of the following comr.ii,
To examine the books and accounts
of certain State officer s-Senators But
r and Dougls
To edamin' biennial sessions legis
lation--Snato's MIl er, Rogers and
To investi""i' the work of thie codJe
c)mni:ioner -Snato- Hudson.
To invcs.ti-'te the affairs of the
State f ispcnsary-Senator Warren.
To examine into the financial and
physic.l condition of the State col
To examine the fish and oyster indus
try of the State-Senators Christensen
To examne the penal and charitable
institutions of the State-Senator
E" far the most important wo:'k of
the Sate was on the reformnatory bill.
This bill was fought to an issue and
finally a vote was taken and at first
appeared by the deciding vote of the
piesdent of the Senate that the meas
ire had survived. A second vote was
taken and the bill by one vote was con
tinued until nexst year'.
Among the other important matters
-vas the Ser "te's concuirrence to the
free contferC e committee's report. on
the rapp:opiation bill.
When the ap'ropriation bill came
over trom t' e 3euate. Mr. Moses askedl
for it to be submite to the ways and
means commit"tee that the amendment
might be cons'iered. The committe
took the bill uer consideration and
reported unanimously for concurrence
inth +folloaing senate amendments:
Salary of governor's stenographer,
$600 to $750.
Comptroller gcleral's printing fund,
$5c0 to $S50.
Railroad 'omm: ssio:e's' scencgra
pher. SE'. to $1S0
Cire"ic jd,rges. K24.00 to .Jil.000.
Solicitors. $12.30U to $15.600.
Court stenographers, $10,200 to $12,
Printing, gene.al election, $5.000 to
William Elliott, Jr.. fee. $1,000.
Dispensary co:am:ssion, e:Xpenes,
And several small claims.
The House refused to concur in the
Senate's amendment as follows:
Increases for South Carolina college:
$;00 for stenographer of, commissioner
of immigration; $3,000 for tax depart
Increase in appropriation for pur
.,hase of copies of "Efird's Digest" from
$3iu to $G00.
Some Importent Work.
The conference committeo appointed
in these four items consisted of Sen
atcrs Itysor and Efird and Represen
tetives Harrison. Spivey and Beam
guard. When this committee was un
able to agree, the free conference com
rittce appointed on the bill consisted
of Senators Manning, Brice and Hardin
and Representatives Moses, Lyon and
The House agreed to the Senate
amendment appointing the attorney
general instead of the seetary of
state as a member of the board to build
the State armonry. The other commis
sioners are the governor and the ad
jutant general. The House also agreed
to the Senate's amendment to appro
priation bill taking out of the hands of
the secretary of state, historical com
mission and comptroller general the
supervision of the construction of fire
proof receptacles for documents in the
State House. The State house commis
sion is charged with the execution of
The House members of the free con
ference committee on the solicitors'
bill consisted of Messrs. Gaston. Brant
I my and Cothran. The matter at issue
was the proposed raise in salaries.
The House concurred in the Senate
z.mendments to the supply bill and to
the legislative appropriation bill and
the bill providing for jurisdiction and
pay of magistrates. These were sent
to the engrossing department for en
':ollment as acts.
The House of Representatives yester
day granted the use of its hall to the
Conference for Education in the South
at its meeting here the 20th of April.
The pay certificates were filled out
at the afternoon session and the mem
bers of the House came up and receiv
ed their per diem at $4 for 40 days and
mileage. The pay certificates were
cashed at the banks, which kept open
until dark for the accomomdation of
"All those in favor of the motion of
the senator from Lee, that the senate
do now adjourn, will make it known
by saying, aye, and thosE opposed no.
It appears to the chair that the ayes
have it. And the senate stands ad
journed sine die," said President Sloan
and his gavel fell sharply three times.
And so at seven minutes after four
o'clock Saturday afternoon the work
of the senate was over for the year
It had been a long and tiresome day
and yet nothing was done. It was the
wait which wore everybc<4y out. The
senate met early in the :norning, hop
ing to get through by roon at least,
but there was an unavoidable delay,
and after waiting several .hours for
some bills from the engrosing depart
ment the few senato'rs who had re
mained in the city decided to come
back in the afternoon. At 4 o'clock
0o' thereabouts the last acts were rati
fed and the work was done.
IWhen the body met in the morning
at 9 o'clock there was a scanty attend
ance. A large number of the lawv
makers had left the city. Empty
chairs glared at one where the day he
fore had sat the senators. The senate
took a recess and the members of the
body wandered back and forth between
the house and their own chamber, or
else sat about and talked about the
session and politics in general. Every
body was yawning and stretching their
arms by 11 o'clock, but t'aere was even
then no end. The trouble lay in the en.
grossing department, ar.d yet it was
in no way the fault of that excellent
Idepartment for the emnployes had
Iworked until 4 o'clock yE sterday morn
ing. While waiting for :he acts to be
ready for ratification, tr e senate held
a short session about 11.30 o'clock and
the usual resolutions 'were submitted
by Senator Brown thanling the prest
dent, officers of the sena.te and news
paper men. The resolt tion to Presi
dent Sloan was no empty and formal
tribute, for he has held his office with
great dignity andl clearness this year.
While his rulings are de:isive, he is al
ways willing to explain them courte
ously, and no appeal was made during,
the entire session, nor a parliamentary
manual called into use for reference.
een ins the most delicatle situation.
The first two cf the resolutions read
"1. Reolved, That the senate deC
sr. to putt on record its high app::e
c ation nf the ability, coulrtesy and d.g
nit 'ith which its pre-s.dent, the H.n.
Jon T1. Sloan, has dii:;chiarged the dif
fleult and delicat e duties of his o lce.
"2.Rec:d. That -thc senate tend
rs to the~ Hon.. Richard I. Manning, t
,resien pro tem. its :hanks for u
ale cou rtly and etilieet perforancc
Iof te duties of the chair."
TIhese two resolution.s were adopted
ba rising vote on mot on of the Sen
cr fromo Ne,wberi'y. Priesident Sloan
expr'sedl in fitting v:'o'ds 'his gratifi
ation that his serviccs had been ap
The report cf the committee to in
'estigate the boiler e::plosion was read
.nd the senate again took a recess.
Abot noon the speaker and the clerk
cam over from the house, and a num
er of acts were ratified. but this did
not finish all of the work, for the ap
propriaton bill and several other im
ortant m2easures, were still in the
ans~ of the engrossing department.
At 1.30 it v.'as decided to adjourn until
.30 o'clock and at this hour the senate
gain came to order, with Senators
Hlay. Earle. Mc!Leod. C. L. Blease.,
Brice, Chr'istensen. Williams Effird.
avis. Rardin, Weclls and E. S. Blease
The scaker and his clerk were an
oinced anud to the surprisa of thc
enate. the~ members of the house whc
wre in the State house also attendec
the atificaticn of the~ acts. There werE
acts in all and thc speaker let
te chmber at o mintcs to -1 o'cloclk
A cormittee of Senators Wee.. E. S
lease and Efird w.as appointed to in
fo'm the gvc:'ror that the b'usines:
of th sena:e had been dispatched
and presently Private Secretary Nor
meOft appearedi with the regular mcs
sage. Clerk of the Senate Hemnphil
iiformed the house that the senate was
ready to adjourn and Clerk of thi
House Hamer visited the senate witi
a simiiar mesage. Senator McLeot
skn marie the motion to adjourn.
SERIOUS FIRE lSS
The City of Indih.apois Suffers By
LGSSLS ARE RLICil OV A .Li0's
For Four Hcrs Flame:, Criinat'ng
in a Drug Establishmre.t Thrcat_ned
the Ertirc Whol2s:le 'is':rict ci the t
City, But Mere Finaily Controlled
After Extensive Ravages.
Indianapolis, Special.-Fire which
started in the large wholesale millinery
house of Fahnley 7 McCrca. located in
South Meridian street, Suml1ay night
spread to adjoining buiiing-, and
within 45 minutes had completely ce
stroyed ei;ht buildings and is now me
nacing that portion of the wholesale
district bounded by Meridian street
and Georgia street, Jackson Place and
the Union station.
Several explosions have occurred in
the A. Kiefer Drug Company's ware
rooms, and on account of the inflam- f
able material stored in the adjoining t
buildings the fire is yet beyond control.
A storm of firebrands is falling over
the business portion of the city, and
many fires are expected to result. The
damage already done is estimated at
over a million dollars.
Anong the heaviest losers are Fahn- t
cy & McCrea, wholesale milliners; the 2
A. Keifer Drug Company; Griffith r
Bros., wholesale milliners; Delmetsch
i Co., teys and druggists' sundries; the
United States Express Company's ware-.
rooms; the Savory Hotel; St. Charles I
Hotel, and Sherman House. The roof of t
the sheds at the Union depot is on fire.
Later-The total loss is $1,500,000.
When the fire was brought under eon
tral, eight buildings, among which were h
three hotels, had been ccmpletely de- t
stroyed. One fireman was hurt by fall- v
Death or Young Battle.
Annapolis. Md., Special.-Midship- r
man Samuel Westray Battle, cf the r
second class at the Naval Academy, c
and a son of Surgeon Samuel Westray
Battle, United States Navy. retired, of r
Asheville, N. C., dropped dead as the
brigade of midshipmen were called to
dinner formation shortly after 12
'clock Sunday. He had just taken
his place as third petty officer of the
second battalion's ninth company h
when he was stricken with heart fail
ure. He fell before any one reached
aim, and was dead when picked up
by his mates. Young Battle entered
the academy in August, 1902, from e
Asheville, and was 21 years old. He t
was popular with his class and school
mates and stood well In his studies.
He was an oarsman and pulled stroke 0
in last year's varsity eight at the
tcademy, but did not become a candi
ate for the crew this season. Ho
was also .a member of the .cademy
tiop committee and was prominent so-d
ially. His parents have bern noti
fled by the authorities, but no arrange-a
nents have been made yet regarding
Will Be No State Funeral. I:
St. Petersburg-By Cable-It has
ow been definitely decided that the t
emains of Grand Duke Sergius will l
not be brought to St. Petersburg for l
the present, but will be placed in a temn
orary receiving vault of the Chaudoff t
Nfonastery to await the completion of E
he alterations now in progress in the ~
omanoff mausoleum in the cathedral E
f St. Peter and St. Paul, where the (
permanent interment will occur, ~
mong the tombs of his ancestors.'
Another reason is that even Governor t
eneral Trepoff has recognized the t
act that no precautions can furnish ~
n absolute guarantee of immunity ~
gainst an act of terrorism; and at a
lreat state funeral, where ancient t
custom requires that the Emperor and C
ill of the Romanoff family assemble ~
nd follow the coffin on foot. a single t
bomb might wipe out the dynasty. C
NTERSTATE Y. M. C. A. CONVEN c
i Highly Interesting Meeting to Be
Held at Asheville in. March. t
The Second Annual Interstate Con
-cntin of the Yt,ung Men's Christian ~
soiaticfn will meet in Asheville. N.
.March 11-14, 1P03. The p,rogr'amme
ibe a very attractive onc, includ
--me ci the leading religicus speak-t
oft:cuntry. Addt~ress -n taics
n.'' ( i;':and. 0.: F. L S"u.
- on. 0. texceted): Dr. J. A. .
'fe . eberry' Colle. S. C. A.
I r: Yor :l: L ate. Atlanta G.:
IH.~ Kin' Charleston, S. C.' H. J.
aciel .i alotte N. C
TI.) -"dance Steps" will b h
e -.e,n! :he:n' StiesC will be miade
:'ucation'al. PVysical. Social. 1oys
n' 1"Advance Steps" will be suggest
Spec(ial features-The "Quiet Tall;., s
SS. D. ordon, of Cleveland. Omio.
ir odnhas few equal; in giving,
fl] mewsages relating to the Chr:s- 1!
Te Men's Meeting in the Great g
The I,o::"' Meeting in the Associat- I
The Deep ,tion to Delegates and Lo- a
"l Merabe"ship on Saturday evenmg.
Te presen.tationl of Educational
':Ar' y E. L. Shucy. of Dayton. Ohio.
Sid"o:os b r. J. A. B. Sherer.
Each delegate( arni v.isitor must be Ic
lip1ed vwith (rel!fntials. The metmg y
-m h a vry roInable one an'l a
A $3,500 Verdict.
Nashville, Spe cial-In the cirCiut court
hc jury in the case of the Southern
[ailway company vs. the United States
Iarble comnpan.y reported a verdict for
:he defendant of some $3,500 damages,
1.20 being land and the remainder for
lamages sustained to other property
nd non-user of the property. T1he jury
f view is said to have allowed $200
ore than the verdict calls for, and
this has been the rule that the original
u-y of view was more liberal than the
'erdict of juries which sat on the case
after appealed to court. This is one of
Lh m-an ndmnation nroceedings
Heroes cf Home Miisicns."-Jer.
vts 8:1; ct 1422 Cu:' ;:
: 2 Cor. 11:2--2S: Acts 2:41. 17; 11
:2-24; 19:17-2r: Phil. 1: 12. 13.
Whiat is hrici:n? is it rear!ines3
o mect danger. eirely, without re
;ard to consequences': This is only
ecklessne:;s. Heroism is a willing
esrr.:se to the cal of duty even in
he face of know:n difculties, dangers
.nd possible death.
The greatest inspiration to miss
onary heroism is the promise, "I am
rith thee to delivr te , saith the
ord. Let op".sition come; it can
It is aftecting in the highrst de
ree to read the diary of David Drain
rd, missionary to the American In
ians. Here is a specimen.-"Hcre I
m, Lord, send me; send me to the
nds of the earth; send me to the
ough, the savage pagans of the
,ilderness: send me from all that is
alled comfort in the earth; send me
yen to death itself if it be but in
by service and to promote thy king
Endure hardness as a good soldier
f Jesus Christ. (2 Tim. 2:3.)
John Eliot, the apostle to the In
ians, says that he had considered
hese words, and his experiences
how that he obeyed them. No one
an tell how much the nation owes
o his example of Consecration and
cal, which has stimulated others to
Marcus Whitman. whose hazardous
de across the continent in 1842-3
id much to save Oregon to the
,merican Union, said, "My life is of
ttle worth if I can save this couatry
o the American people."
Peter Cartwright was one of a large
lass of early missionary heroes who
ndured incredible hardship and op
osition in preaching the gospel. His
arness was cut, his horse's mane and
ii were shaved by ruffians, and he
as more than once threatened with
orsewhippings, and waylaid at lone
lplaces in the woods. Nothing but
ne stanchest courage on the part of
liese pioneer preachers, nerves of
on. and faith like that of the he
Des mentioned in Hebrews, saved the
ause of the gospel from defeat.
POHTH [Au[ ESSONS
ledical Missions.-Matt. 11. 2-5; Acts
Matthew declares that the message
hich Jesus sends to John Baptist as
vidence of his Messiahship was that
ie blind received their sight, the
me walked, the lepers cleansed, and
iat the dead were raised up. Wheur
ne looks at It, it is wonderful how
ie whole ministry of Jesus was
Lrgely a ministry of physical heal
ig. Jesus was the first medical mis
lonry. So in the apostolic church
ie very first evidence they gave oft
ivine power was the healing iot th%
ime man at the gate of the temple
s described in our .lesson. .. How
iuch the gospel now needs to be a
hysical ministry to :the bodies of xpen
s a preparation for spiritual heal
If' the Good Samaritan had sat down
y the side of the wiounded man and
reached to him of~ his sins he might
ave done him little good; but when
e bound up his woinds, took him to
lie inn, and cared for his physical
eed he became a true medical mis,
onary. Medical missions are tie
atural and logical expression of
histianity. The gospel has a mes
age to the body as well as to the
oul. The deplorable physical condi
Lou of many heathen, the supersti
ons and prejudice of the peoples
oncerning medicine and disease,
ake this phase of missionary work
oubly important. In many cases the
oy must be doctored before the soul
an be saved. In many more case.
b healing of the bod,y opens the way
the soul. In other instances the
nly form of missionary work pos
ible is medical work. Hence the
lssionares of all churches have
a.nd the medical work the right hand
f evangelism. Much of our mission
-y work, both by paremnt board and
omen's organizations, Is by h.ospital.
nd1 dispensary. In Africa and the is-.
irds of the sea medical missions
reak the power and destroy the pres
ige of the medicine man and. the
itch doctor. It takes no high cul
u-e to see benefits of surgery and
e'dicine. In China medical missions
ae been the open door through
rhich the Gospel has reached the bet
er classes. In Mohammedan lands
hey have disarmed fanaticism.
ardly people may look askance at
ome formis pf our missionary work,
tt they cannot help ,applaud our
edical work. Far out on the picket
ne of missions fearless men and wc
7en are doing the most heroic work
f missions in grappling with cholera,
mal-pox, plague, leprosy, diphtheria.,
nd other contagious and terrible die
ases. They are the heroes of r.o.
rn mission s.
Preacher Goes to Chain Gang.
Atlanta, Ga., Special.-AConstitution
peial from Commerce, Ga., says:
Rev. J. D. Woodward, a Baptist min
iter charged with b gamy, has been
-ied in Jackson Supe:-ior Court, found
ilty and sentenced by Judge Russell
serve four years in the chain gang.
'uring the trial It developed that
7odward had been married four times
rid that three of his wives are still liv
ig. When brought into the court room,
ife No. 3 and children were present.
Then he entered the room one of the.
ildren saw him and said: -Mammna,
nder is paDa."
Oil Men Organize.
Seventy-four cf the l:argest nde
indent oil mnills in Mississippi met
. Jackson Tuesday and organized the
,ississippi Cotton and Crushers' As.
ociation. It was also decided to
,:ild a $500,000 refinery and by-pro
uct plant at some point in thrns State,
.nd a committee to confer with the
aanufacturers of such machinery and
et their bids.
Americans Going to Canada.
In 1S96, American immigration into
anada amounted to only forty-four
rersns, and in 1903 it amounted to
THE SUNDAY SCOWU
'NTERNATIONAL LESSON COMMENTS
FOR FEBRUARY 26.
:u'ict: The 3irntele of the La.ives and'
Fi'she'. .Join vi.. -14-G,olden Text,
Co,,mmnta."-' o :ii' tiav'. Les,.
~- z -). 1 1.
" " I a' * ::t' of the
scJaw'I y itar hu - -.r.r. . c re;or: ot
th:e tw e. une:- Joni.. and the
rc ;,rt t:;.i l: w;, inqu:irinZ io-. him.
T-el ao ',. c x", I had(i een ser' out
over _lhxi!' :vere a-cac:ting and h aiing
the sic. w ihen, ld n;y. like a fiash f 'im
a far di tanit v:oud,"came the news that.
11):u1.ithe Baptist had been beheaded by
He od, Antipas in Macherus ca,tle. The
di "iplc hastened to. .Jcus. probably at
;,oerniai. as chickens hasten to their
mother when the hawk hovers near. "Over
the sea.'' From a('a?,iernaun, where the
' t "e m et icon t tc. return, by
boa:t. ,rivately. t", ecanet7 the crowds
: 31:. :;2. They a: retired across
the sea o- (;a,iiite to the !onely plain at the
1oot of the hills near Beth.:da. just out
ditie o: th'e dofinions of Herod Antinas.,
T[he" needed thic retireniene i1) for physt
cal 'st. (2) for instruction. (3) for com
munfion with God. 2. "Mlititude fo
lowed." The people eare from all direc
tions,- for at this time the western and
northern shoirs were populous with cities
and vilages. The peaching cf the apostles
had stirred,$e w4 country.
3. "A ntaik.' The high g-round
near Beth uln. which there closely ap
proaches the lake " Sat with His disci
ples." Read Sark 6:30-32. Here they
could rest and report. 4. "The passover."
But because of the reason mentioned in
chapter 7: 1 Jesus did not attend. This
was His third Passover, a year before His
death. "Feast of the .Jews." This was
stated for the benefit of John's Gentile
readers. This gospel was written in Asia.
Minor, among Roman customs. "Was
nigh." The fact that the Passover was
nigh at hand, so that many must have been
starting qn their journey to Jerusalem
around the lake and through Perea, partly
accounts.ior the concourse of such multi
H. Jesus confers with His disciples (vs.
5-9). 5 "Lifted up His eyes." This was
in the afternoon, toward evening, "when
the day began to wear away" (Luke 9:12).
The Jews nad two evenings; the first be
a at , o'clock. ths second at 6 o'clock.
S'grea'mpany. "He was moved with
comonssion and walked among the people,
teaching them many things and heaing
their sick. His disciples called His atten
tion to the fact that this was a desert
place, and as the multitude had been there
since mornirg, it was time to dismiss the
congregation so the people could go and
buy, victnals, lest, they faint by the way
(Matt. 14:14,'i5). "He saith unto Philip."
He was probably the provider for the disci
ples, as Judas was the treasurer. "Whence
aie,Ae to buy bread" (R. V.) Christ had
fed their souls an4 )iealed their bodies,
and now He pronoses to feed their bodies,
and thus show that He is able to provide
for all their necessities. 6. "To prove
Hinr."' .:Philip jhidkknown Jesus for more
than two years, and-it was time that be,
and the rest of the apostles, should begin
to have wide conceptions of Christ's abil
ity. "Knew what he would do." Christ
proposed the question to test Philip's faith. .
7. "Philin answered." Our Lord saw
that His apostles needed lessons in faith,
and this miracle was as much for their
benefit as for the benefit of the hun
r.mltitude. "Two hundred pennyworth."
The penny was a silver coin and was worth
about sixteen cents. The value of the
bread necessary would be, therefore, about
. Jesus said, "Give ye them to eat"
uluke)- the opostles, then asked in dis
may, dhaB jl go "nd buy this great
amount of bread? Jesus asked how much
they had (Mark), and Andrew said, Five
oaves.Aa4 two small fishes.
9. "A lad bere." The multitude had not
thoaig'ht' of thefr teinporal necessities, so
anxious were they to see and hear Jesus,
and th lad, "who had charge of the pro
- as uof the. company to which he be
lo e"' had all that could be found.
"Loavs-fishes." The loaves were round,
*iet- lkee ike 1
their poorest food. The fish m iall,
did -or 'qled,- and w w 'ith
III. The multitude fed (vs. , II). 10.
"Make the- men sit." ' In-orderly rakr fo -
the convenient distribution of the food.
Mak ay .they sat by'. bundrdsL4
fite.'Temen aloni sd
comanies and numbe ,while the'w!
en a~nd children were served separately, as -
(riental custom 'red; --"ich grass
The grass was, read fpr,mowing at this
thati of thle 'year. -"AbouA five thousand."
Besides women and children (Matt. 14:21).
There must have been 10,000 persons to. -
feed. Jesus had arranged them so they
could easilf' be counted.
11. "Jesus took the loaves." Thus act
ing lik-e the master of a family among the
Jews, wvho took the bread into his h4nda -.
to ive thanks to God before any at the -
tabl were permitted to eat. Jesus had :
one loaf for a thousand men, besides the
women and children. We may have but
little, but if we will give the litdin .hve
to Jesus He will multiply it a thousnad
fold and pass it back to us, and.pas
the privilege of passing it gf
ing, sin-burdened muts
thanks." Jesus thus sets us,s
we should never eat without dirst bD
ing God for our food, and askng Hi
blessing upon it. "Distributed to tb~die.
ciples.' There has been mn
as to just how the miracle was
There is no doubt but that the'
plied all along the line. Jesus handed out~
to His disciples: it increased in' their
hands as they handed out to the multitudey
and as it was passed from one to another
the bread and aish continued to swell ma
their hands until they all had- enough and
I.Tihe fragmnent3 gathered up (vs. 12,
12). 12. "'When-filled." Here is one
miracle of our Lord attested by at least
5000 (probably 10,000) persons. No one
need ev'er leave Christ's table hungry. He
is able to satisfy every demand oi soul and
body. He is tlie bread. af-liie. .Whethea.- -
we 'demand "little or ruch" it is an easy,
matter for Christ to fili us. Thee* & s
fulness in Hs7 merey" and loves thatt. QIll
those who cat can understand. "Frag
ments." "The broken pieces which remain
over." Rl. V. 'That nothing be lost."
The design is to 'bring ou' th pretiuness
of the food which Jesus had given. 13.
"Tweve baskets." The word translated
"bakts'' means pockets qr .wallets. '
V. A- testimonya term 4,. 14). 11. - -
"Then thos~e men." ' hie Teople." -.~
"'Tie miracle." About which there could
be no doubt. "Truth." An expression de
noting certainty. "That prophet." All
who had seen this wonderful miracle were
so profoundly impressed with it that they
said tnere can be no doubt but this is the
Messiah-the Prophet that ,should come~
into the world, according to tne prediction.
DEVIL GUARDED THE GOLD
is Satanic Majesty's Portrait Indi
cated Treasurer H4ouse.
In this instance, as often, His Sn
:anic Majesty proved a good guide to
-ichs. Recently workmen were pa
;erin g a wail in an old house at Per
pignon, in~ the south-of -France. On --.
:he wa11 was fixed. as a curiouis orna
-ent, a.ery ancient sculptured chair.
rhe wdrkman found it necessary to
-emove this, and discovered that the
bac of the chair had hidden a mural
Ipainting of the devil, horns, tail
2loven foot, diabolic grin-all.
Soundirg the wail with their ham
mrs the workmen easily found there
was a hollow s:'ace bc-hind it, into
which they brcoke. Theire lay a big
pile of :arnished gold pieces, some
F'rench, most cf them Spanish.
Of course this wealth amounting to
some thousandOs of francs, reverted
to the owner of the house. He re
warded handsomely those who found
Iit, and does not concern himnsel'
whether it was accumulated by the
aid of the sulphurous personage whose
portrit indicated its hiding place.