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SAVING WISDOM COMPARED TO A !
Kelljjion Superior to a Crystal in Exact- i
nes*, la Transparency. in Symmetry I
and in Beauty?Souis of Sinner* the j
Crystallization of Mercy.
New York, April 10.?The eagerness
to hear Dr. Talmaize's sermons
at the Christian Herald services on Sunday
evenings in this city continues unabated.
As usual there was this even-'
ing a dense mass of people waiting out-1
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side tiie Academy 01 .music long ueiurc
the hour for commencement and every
seat in the huge building was occupied
in a few minutes after the doors were
opened. Dr. Talmage had preached to
an immense audience in the mornimr in
the Brooklyn Academy of Music. His
text was: "The crystal cannot euual it"
Job. xxviii: 7.
Many of the precious stone ot the Bibies
have come to prompt recognition. But
for the present I take up the less valuable
crystal. Job, in my text, compares
saving wisdom with a specimen of topaz.
An iniidel chemist or mineralogist
would pronounce the latter worth more
than the former, but Job makes an iutelisent
comparison, looks at religion and
then looks at the crystal and pronounces
the former as of far superior value to
the latter, exclaiming in the words of my
text, '-jiue ciysuu tauuyt c^uai
Xow, it is not a part of my sermonic
design to depreciate the crystal, whether
it be found in Cornish nvne 01 Ilartz
mountain or Mammoth Cave or tinking
among the pendanta of the chandeliers.
The crystal is the star of the mountain; I
if it is the queen ol the cave; it is the ear j
drop ot the hills; it finds its heaven in the j
diamond. Among all the pages of ua-1
tural history there is no page more interesting
to me than the page crystallo?
""-graphic. Tut I want to show you that
.lob was riizht when, taking religion in
one hand and crystal in the other,
he declared that the former is of far
more value and beauty than tiie latter,
recommending it to all" people and to all
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ages. ut^iiuius;. jlLi\y vijonii
k equal it." Iu the first place I remark
that religion is superior to the crystal in
exactness. That shapeless mass of crystal
against which your accidently dashed
your foot is laid out with more exactness
than any earthl}* city. There are
six styles of crystallization and all of
them divinely ordained. Every crystal
has mathematical precision. God's
geometry reaches through it, and it is
a square or i4 is a rectangle, or it is a
rhomboid or in some way it hath a mathematical
figure. Now, religion beats
that in the simple fact that spiritual accurracy
is more beautiful than material
accuracy. God's attributes arc exact.
God's decrees exact. God's management
of the world exact. Xever counting
wrong, though he counts the grassblades
and the stars and the sat ds and
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ing with us prependicularly when those j
providences ought to be oblique, nor
tateral when they ought to be vertical. |
Everything in our life arranged with- J
out any possiblity of mistake. Each j
life a six-sided prism, liorn at the j
right time; dying at the right time.
There are no "happen-so's" in our theology.
If I thought this was a slipshod
universe I would go crazy. God
is not an anarchist. Law, order, symmetery,
precision, a perfect square, a
perfect rectangle, a serlect rhomboid, a
perfect circle. The edge of God's robe
of government never irays out. There
are no loose screws in the world's machinery.
It did not just happen that
Napoleon was attacked with indigestion
at Borodino so that he became incompetent
for the day. It did not just
happen mat John 1 nomas, me missionary.
on a heathen island, waiting for an
outfit and orders for another missionary
Jour, received that outfit and those orders
in a box that floated ashore, while
the ship and the crew that carried
the box were never heard of. The barking
of F. W. Robertson's dog, he tells
us, led to a line of events which brought
him from the army into the Christian
ministry, where he served God with
world-renowned usefulness. It did not
merely happen so. I believe in a particular
providence. I believe God's geometry
may be seen in all our life more
beautifully thau in crystallography.
Job was riffht. "The crystal cannot
Again I remark that religion is superior
to the crystal ^transparency. We
know not when or by whom class was
first discovered. Beads ofit have been
found in the tomb of Alexander Severus.
Vases of it are brought up from the ruins
of Herculaneum. There were female
adornments made out of it 3000 years
ago?those adornments found now attached
to the mummies of Esrypt. A
Sreat many commentators believe that
my text means class. Wha' would we
do without the crystal? The crystal m
the window to keep out the storm and
let in the day?the crystal over the watch
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allowing us to see the hour?the crystal
oi the tclescope by which the astronomer
brings distant worlds so near he can
inspect them. Oh, the triumphs of the
crystals in the celebrated windows of
Ilouen and Salisbury? 13ul there is
nothing so transparent in a crystal as
in our holy religion. It is a transparent
religion. You put it to your eye and
you see man?his sin. his soul, his
destiny. You look at God and you see
something of the grandeur of his character.
It is a transparent religion. Inlidels
tell us it is cpanue? Do you know why
tnev ten us it is opaque? 11 is uecause
they are blind. The natural man rcceiveth
^not the things of God because they are
spiritually discerned. There is no trouble
with the crystal; the trouble is with the
eyes which iry to look through it. We
pray for vision. Lord, that our eyes
miiiht be opened. When the eye-salve
cures our blindness then we tind that
religion is taansparent.
It is a transparent Bible. All the
mountains of the Bible come out; Sinai,
the mountain ol the la*v; l'isgah, the
mountain of prospect: Olivet, the mountain
of instruction; Calvary, the mountain
of sacrillce. All the rivers of the
Bible come out: Ilidekel, or the river ot
paradisaical beauty: Jordan, or the river
of holy chrism; Cherith, or the river of
prophetic supply; Nile, or the river ot
palaces: and the pure river ol lile from
under the throne, clear as crystal. While
reading this Bible alter our e\cs have
been touched by grace, we lind it all
transparent ana tnc earth rocks, now
with crucifixion agony and now with
judgment terror, and Christ appears in
some of his two hundred and titty-six
titles, as tar as I can count them?the
bread, the rock, the captain, the comman
lor, the conqueror, the star, and on
and beyond any capacity of mine to rehearse
them. Transparent religion!
The providence that seemed dark before
becomes pellucid. Now you liud
God is not trying to put you down. Xow j
you understand why you lost that child i
and why you lost your property: it was j
to prepare you tor eternal treasures, j
And why sickness came; it being the pre- j
c ursor of immortal iiivenps.-tmi-o, And I
now you understand why they lied abcut J
you and tried to drive you hither and
thither. It was to put you in the ^lorl-!
ous company of such men as Ignatius, I
who, when he went out to be destroyed :
by the lions, said: * I am the wheataud
the teeth of wild beasts must first grind
me before I can become pure bread for
Jesus Christ;" or the company of such
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mc-n as Polyc^rp, who, when standing
In the midst of the amphitheatre waiting
for the kons to come out of their cave, i
and destroy him, and the people in the 1
naileries jeering and shouting. kiTbe I
I'ons for Polycarp." replied: '-Let them j
come on," and then stooping down to-.7
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roaring to irei out, "Let them come on,"
Ah, yes. it is persecution to put you in
glorious company; and while there are
many things that you will have to postpone
to the future world for explanation,
1 tell you that it is the whole tendency
of your religion to unravel and explain
and interpret and illumine and irradiate.
Job was right. It is a glorious transparent.
The. crystal connot equal
I remark again that religion surpasses
the crystal in its beauty. That lump of
crystal is put under the magnifying glas3
of the crystailographer and he sees in
it indescribable beauty?snowdrift and
splinters of hoar-frost and corals and
wreaths and stars and crowns and cas"
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fact is ilut crystal is so beautiful that I
can think of but one thing in all the universe
that is so beautiful, and that is
the religion of the Bible. Xo wonder
J this Bible represents that religion as the
day-break, as the apple-blossoms, as the
j glitter of a king's banquet. It is the joy
of the whole earth.
People talk too much about their cross
and not enough about their crown. Do
you know the Bible mentions a cross
but twenty-seven times while it mentions
a crown eighty times? Ask that
old man what he thinks of religion. lie
has been a close observer. lie has been
culturing an (esthetic taste, lie has seen
thn snn ri<?r-s of a half a centurv. He
has been an early riser. lie has been an
admirer of cameos and corals and all
kinds ofbeautilul things. Ask him what
he .hinks of religion and he will tell you.
"It is the most beautiful thing I ever
saw.'' 4>The crystal cannot equal it."
Be .utii'ul in its symmetry. When it
presents God's character it does not
present Ilim as having love like a great
protuberance on one side of his nature,
but makes that love is harmony with his
justice?a love that will accept all those
who come to him, and a justice that will
by no meaus clear the guilty. Beautiful
religion, in the sentiment, it implants!
Beautiful religion in the hope it kindles!
Beautiful religiou in the fact that it proposes
to garland and enthrone and emparadise
an immortal spirit. So'.omon
says it is a lily. Paul says it is a crown.
JLlie Apocaiypse sa.>s it is a iuuuimu
kissed of the sun. Ezekiel says it is a
foliaged cedar. Christ says it is a bridegroom
come to letch home a bride.
While Job in the text takes up a whole
vase of prccious stones?the topaz and
the sapphire and the chrysoprasus?and
lie takes out of th's beautiful vase just
one crystal and holds it up until it
fleams in the warm light of the eastern
sky, and he exclaims, "The crystal cannot
Oh, It is not a stale religion, it is not a
stupid religion, it is not a toothless hag
as some seem to have represented it; it is
not a Meg Merriles with shrivelled arm
come to scare the world. It is the fairest
daughter of God: heiress of all his wealth.
Her cheek the morning sky: her voice
the dance of the sea. Come and woo
her. The Spirit and the Bible say ccme,
and whosoever will let him come. Do
vou agree with Solomon and say it is a
lily? Then pluck it and wear it over
your heart. Do you agree with Paul and
say it is a crown? Then let this
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agr_-e with the Apocalypse and say
it is a springing fountain? Then come
and slaku the thirst of your soul. Do
you believe with Ezekiel and say it is a
foliaged cedar? Then come under its
shadow. I)-) you believe with Christ
an>! say it is a bri.le-groom come to fetch
| home a bride ? Then strike hands with
! your Lord the King while I pronounce
you everlastingly one. Or if you think
with Jub that it is a jewel, then put it on
your hand like a ring, on your neck like
a bead, on your forehead like a star,
while you look into the mirror of God's
word you acknowledge v'the crystal cannot
Again, religion is superior to the
crystal in its transformations. The
diamond is only a crystalhzation'of coal.
Carbonate of lime rises till it becomes
calcite or aragonite. Red oxide, of
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octachcdrons. T\ose crystals which
adorn our persons and our homes and
our museums have only been resurrected
from forms that were far trom lustrous.
Scientists for ages have been examining
theses wonderful transformations. But
I tell you in the Gospel of the Son of
God there is a more wonderful transformation.
Over souls by reason of sin
black as coal and hard as iron, God by
his comforting grace stoops and says:
4 They shall be mine In the day when I
make up my jewels."
"What," say you, "'will God wear jewelry':"
If he wanted it, he could make
the stars of heaven his belt and have the
evening ciouci :or ine sanaais 01 ius ieei;
but he does not want that adornment.
He will not have that jewelry. When
God wants jewelry He corner down and
digs it out of the depths and darkness of
sin. These souls are all crystallizations
of mercy. lie puts ihem on and He
wears them in the presence of the whole
universe. lie wears them on the hand
that was nailed, over the heart that was
pierced, over the temples that were
stun?r. They shall be mine," saith
the Lord, " in the day when I make
up my jewels." Wonderful transform ation!
'-The crystal cannot equal it"
Tiiere she is, a waif of the street; but
she shall b: a sister of charity. There
he is, a sot in the ditch; but he shall
preach the Gospel. There, behind the
bars of a prison, bi"-r. he shall reign with
Christ forever. Where sin abounded
grace shall much more abou.d. The
carbon becomes the solitaire. "The
crystal: cannot equal it."
Xow, I have no liking for those people
who are always enlarging in Christian
meetings about their early dissipation.
Do not g into the particulars, my broth
crs. Simply say you were sick, but make
no display of your ulcers. The chief
stock iu traide of some ministers and
Christian workers seems to be their
early crimes and dissipations. The
number of pockets you picked and the
number of chickens you .stole make very
poor prayer meeting rhetoric. Besides
that, it discourages other Chris tain people
who never got drunk or stole anything.
But it is pleasant to know that
those who were farthest down have been
brought highest up. Out of infernal
serfdom into eternal liberty. Out of
darkness ;nto light. From coal to the
solitaire. "The crystal cannot equal it."
But. my Iriends. the chief transforming
power of the Gospel will not be seen
in this world and .not until heaven
breaks upon the soul. When that light
falls upon tiic soul then you will see the
crystals. Oh, wh it a magnificent setting
tor these jewels of eternity! I Sometimes
hear people representing Heaven
in a way that is far from attractive to
me. It seems almost a vulgar Heaven
as they represent it with great blotches
of color and bands of music making a
John represents Heaven as exquisitely
beautiful. Three crystals. In one
place he says: "Her light was like a
precious stone, clear as crystal." In
nnnthnr nlare he savs: "I saw a Dure
river from under the throne, clear as
crystal." la another place he says:
Before the throne there was a sea of
glr.*s clear as crystal." Three crystals!
John says crystal atmosphere. That
means health. Balm of eternal June.
What weather after the world's cast
wind! Xo rack of storm cionds. One
breath of that air will cure the worst
tubercle. Crystal light ou all the leaves.
Crystal light shimmering on the topaz
of the temples. Crystal light tossing
In the plumes of the equestrians of hear?
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en on wmie uyisca. ijui< mu
cannot equal it." John says crystal
river. That means joy. Dee.) and
ever-rolling. Xot one drop of the Thames
or the Hudson or the Rhine to soil it.
Xot one tear of human sorrow to embitter
it. Crystal, the rain out of which
it was made. Crystal, the bed over
which it shall roll and ripple. Crystal,
its inhuite surface. But "the crystal
cannot equal it.'' John says crystal
sea. That means multitudinously vast.
Vast in rapture. Iiapture vast as the
sea, deep as the sea, strong as the sea,
ever changing as the sea. Billows of
light. Billows of beauty, blue with
skies that were never clouded and green
with depths that were never fathomed.
Arctics and Antarctics and Mediterra
neaus and Atlantics aud PaciQcs in
crystalline magnificence. Three crystals,
Crvstal light falling on a crystal
river. Crystal river rolling into a crystal
sea. Bat "the crystal cannot equal
Oh, says some one, putting his hand
over his eyes, "can it be that! who have
been in so much sin and trouble will ever
come to those crystals?" Yes, it may
be?it will be. Heaven we must have,
whatever else we have or have not; and
we come here to get it. "Hew much
must I pay for it?" you say. You will
pay for it just as the coal pays to become
the diamond. In other words nothing.
The same Almighty power that makes
! the crystal in the mountain will change
your heart, which is harder than stone,
for the promise is '*1 will take away your
| stony heart and I will ?ive you a heart
"Oh" says some one, "it is just the
doctrine I want; God is to do everything
and I am to do nothing." My brother,
it is not the doctrine you want. The coal
makes resistance. It hears the resurrection
voice in the mountain and it comes
! to crystallization, but your heart resists.
The "trouble with you, brother, is the
coal wants to stay coal. I do not ask
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! YOU to turuff upeu LUC uwi auu ?.ii vuiu7?
in. I only ask that you stop bolting and
barring it. Oh, my friends, we will have
; to get rid of our sin. I will have to get
| rid of my sins and you will have to cet
| rid of your sins. What will we do with
j our sins among the three crystals? The
crystal atmosphere would display our
pollution. The crystal river would be
befouled with our touch. The crystal
sea would whelm us with its glistening
surge. Transformation now or no transformation
at all. Giv? sin full chance
! in your heart and the transformation will
j be downward rnstead of upward. Instead
of a crystal it will be a cinder. In
j the days of Carthage a Christian girl was
condemned to die for her faith, and a boat
| was bedaubed with tar and pitch and
j filled with combustibles and set on fire
| and the Christian girl was placed in the
boat, and the wind was off shore and the
boat floated away with its precious treasure.
No one can doubt that boat landed
at the shore of Heaven. Sin wants to
put you in a fiery boat and shove you o2
in an opposite direction?oft from peace,
I off irom LrOa, on irom neaveu, everiast|
ingly off; and the port toward which you
j would sail would oe a port of darkness,
I and the guns that would greet you would
j be the nuns of despair, and "the flags
i that wouid wave at your arrival would
j be the black flags of death. Oh, my
brother, you must either kill sin or sin
will kill you. It is no wild exaggeration
when I say that any man o: woman that
wants to be saved may be saved. Tremendous
choice! A thousand people
are choosing this moment between salvation
and destruction, between light
and darkness, between heaven and hell,
between charred ruin and glorious crystallization.
Much Ado Aboat Nothing.
Laurens, April 15?Senator Irby's
irritation at the invitation extended by
Prof Evans to Col Haskell to make a
literary address before his school in June
has not been previously mentioied in
this correspondence because it was
thought that subject might injure
Laurens's chances for getting the girls'
In a conversation this morning Col
Irbv stated to me that his sympathies
Kaon cnilctAr? wU.h f.hfi town to ??et
the industrial school aDd that he had intended
to work for it; that the town had
asked him to use lus influence and that
he was doing so. but, feeling: that the
tow.i endorsed the action of Mr. Evans,
he had given notice that he had withdrawn
his influence and would have
nothing more to do with it. He further
said that he does not intend to light the
efforts to get the school, and that all
differences between the town and himself
iu regard to the matter had been
healed, deciinins:, howecer, to state the
grounds of the treaty.
It is presumed, therefore, that Senator
Irby will work with the citizens generally
to get the school loc ited here.
While politics will of course be en'.irely
ignored, Col. Haskell has hosts of
friends who will give him an enthusiastic
welcome when he comes to Laurens.?
Xews and Courier.
3Iocc? Killed Mae Men.
Rockingham, X. C., April 16.?This
morning a rather startling story comes
to light about John 13. Mocca, the Italian
storekeeper, who was murdered in
Charlotte Saturday night. The story
was told by Dr. J. D. Westervelt, Jr.,
of Gaffney City.
Mocca lived there for several years,
and consequently Dr. Westervelt knew
him well some years ago. Mocca told
him?in fact, he made no secret of it?
the reason he came to America was because
his hands were stained with the
blood of nine of his countrymen, ard he
came to America to seek rest and quietness.
Mocca said that twelve years ago he
was a merchant in Italy, and late one
night, when the streets were almost deserted,
ten men came in his store to rob
him. He defended himself with his stillettc,
and killed nine of them in the
room,where they attacked him, the tenth
one fourtunately escaping.
Mocca said that the sight of nine dead
bodies lying in blood upon one floor was
such a horrible sight although he killed
them to save himself it was ever Deiore
him. There was no case made against
him and public sentiment generally endorsed
and applauded him for ridding
the country of the murderous thugs, but
he closed out his business as early as possible
and left the scene.
Beiits His Wife to I>?ath.
White Plains, April 1G.?Jesse
Lockwood is one of the oldest residents
of Purdy's Station, and during his three
score years here he has been greatly respected.
He has been afflicted with the
grip of late, which is said to have made
him temporarily insane. On Saturday
last he took a club and bwat ills wire so
severely as to cause her death. Believing
t.hat he was commanded to do so by
the Lord. She is sixty-one years of age.
Lockwood is sometimes cailed a religious
crank. He is said to hare rung the
church bell of the Methodist Church a
few days ago, at the same time proclaiming
that the Lord desired him to
make a human sacrifice of life by killing
32111s for Seaator.
PnTVOVTAV "KV Anril Ifi?Rosrpr O.
i 0 -v/Mills,
of Texas, while visiting friends
here, stated that he would not stand for
re-election to the lower house of Congress
that he was serving his last term.
However if the people of his State desire
to keep him in public life, they
must send him to the United .States
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A BLUNDER OF THE LAW. I
ONE MAN HANGED FOR ANOTHER i
Ou his Deathbed Uircl Confesses that he j
Killed Hawkins, lor the Murder of j
whom Whitu was Hanged in Spartan- j
Ashville, N. (J., April 1G.?The
hanging of Tom White, u white man, in
Spartanburg about twelve years ago for
the murder of Pet Hawkins, a colored
man. will always be remembered as a
remarkable execution. It happened just
at a lime when the white and colored
races were decidedly at daggers' points,
but which had no influence or oearing
will be seen later, piayeu a prominent i
part in it. Shortly after the first row |
the two white men went into a bar room,
which then stood in Church street, and
afterwards Pet Hawkins and a crowd of
colored satellites came into the same bar
room. Tom White was rather drunk,
perhaps in that peculiar condition when
whiskey has ihe effect of deadening the
senses, although the man can still stand
up and light.
It is believed that White was too drunk
to know anything when the shooting occurred.
Hawkins aud the white men got
into a row, and during the melee Hawkins
was shot and killed. A pistol was
found in White's hand, and he was arrested
as the murderer. When the trial
came on Bird was the principal witness
against White. The circumstantial evidence
was so strong that White was
found guilty, aud was sentenced to be
All alonii White professed his iunocence,
and declared that he had not
killed Hawkins. When the execution
took place, just before the cap was put
over his face, White said: "I am an innocent
man, and I am now to suffer
death for another man's deed." He was
executed, and there was a good deal of
talk about his last words; but nothing
was ever done to ferret out the other
of whom White - poke on the scaffold.
Dick Bird soon afterwards left Spartanburg
and went over to Polk County,
in this State, where he got into some
trouble and then went over into McDowell
County- Last year he sLkened
and died. While on his deathbed he
made a fell confession of his crime iu
permitting Tom White to be banged for
the murder of Pet Hawkins. Bird went
on to say that he killed Hawkins, but
put the blame on White; that the evidence,
taken altogether, was against
White and that he had permitted him to
be hanged lor the murder, although he
had nothing to do with it.
This will startle some people iu Spartanburg,
perhaps, but there are some
who heard of the confession some time
ago. Whether the confession was written
out I have not been able to learu,
but the facts above were obtained
from an excellent source. My informant
is one of the best known men in
Polk, in this State, and Spartanburg and
Greenville counties in South Carolina.
He is a detective and kne.w Bird and
White, well, and is sure of his facts.?
News and Count: .
Governor Hoss Very Mad.
Austen-, Texas, April 17.?Bad blood
has generated between Governor Hogg
and several members of the Legislature.
It is all because the Governor went home
to Tyler to vote last Monday, instead of
voting at the Capital.
Yesterday afternoon a resolution was
passed, with a preamble setting forth
that the Constitution requires the Governor
to reside at the Capital during the
session of the Legislature; that this
made the Governor a legal resident of
Austin at the late election; that, instead
of voting here, he voted at Tyler, and
he was therefore subject to prosecution
for illegal voting. The resolution itself
is as follows;
"That his Excellency, Governor Ja3.
Stephen Hogg, be and is hereby authorized
to reside at the city of Tyler during
the term of his office, and his said residence
there shall begin and date from
the Gth day of January, 1891, and that
his residence at said place be, and the
same is hereby validated from the said
6th day of January, 1891, and that this
resolution take immediate effect."
This was meant to be insulting, and
is so considered by the Governor. lie
has notiiled Senator Johnson, who wrote
the resolution, and Senator Harrison,
who introduced it, that he "holds them
personally responsible." The interven+
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al encounter last night, and it is generally
believed that there will yet be serious
Prepurine for War.
St. Petersburg, April 15?In spite
of the peaceful utterances of government
officials everybody knows that
Russia is mating extensive preparations
for war, and that her rivals are, on their
side, making counter preparations for a
great struggle which must sooner or
later take place. Russia has been spending
enormous sums in construction of
strategic railways, and in this and other
ways arrangements for the transportation
of large bodies of Russian troops to
the Austro-Cierman frontier is almost
completed. This movement of Russian
lorces towards the frontier of Germany
and Austria would, four years ago have
required six months' time, while by the
use of the new strategic railroads a
month's time is all that is necessary for
the vast concentration of troops, which
is looked forward to in possibly the near
A Frightful Collision.
Cleveland, O., April 18.?A frightful
wreck occurred on the Lake Shore
Railroad at Kipton station, about l'ortv
miles west of Cleveland, early this
evening, in which six postal clerks and
two engineers were killed. The fast
mail, Xo. 14, bound east, collided with
No. 21, Toledo express, just as the
latter train was about to pull on to a
siding to I?t the fast mail pass. The
fast mail was rimniDg at full speed
onrJ tho fnrfo nf fhp nnllisinn \v:is SO
great that Loth engines, three mail cars
and one baggagecar were completely
Nearly All Recovered.
London, April 15.?It has been announced
that up to date there had bce.i
recovered the bodies of 451 of the pasenters
of the British steamer Utopia,
which on March 17. while on a voyage
from Italian ports for New York with
700 Italian immiyrante on board, rau into
the bow of the British ironclad Rodney,
lying at anchor in Gibraltar bay,
and sank soon afterward. There are
still sixty-four victims of the disaster to
be accountcd for.
The AV-'iiih^r ami iiife Crops.
The following weekly weather crop :
bulletin of the South Carolina weather i
>>< -i..-mr-rjiHfiTi with the ['liited I
on the case. The idea of a white man
being: hung for the killing of a negro was
rather repulsive to a great many people
who had sutler i under negro domination
and misruie, but the law took its
course and the man was executed in the
co unty jail. But he sufl'eied the penalty
of a crime with the commission oi
which he had nothing to do. and which
was laid to his account by the man who
did the killing.
The facts of the case were about as
follows: Pet Hawkins and Tom White,
both of whom were under the influence
of whiskey, had a quarrel, which resultH.
in a row. This was quieted, however,
but the two antagonists were still
angry. White was of a raiher wandering
disposition, possessing nothing but
an abundance of "shreds and patches,"
and lived around the bar-rooms. Pet
Hawkins, the colored man, was of a similar
disposition. For some reasen another
white man, named Dick Bird, became
involved in the quarrel, and, as
states signal service, was issued Saturday:
The following has been compiled from
the weather crop reports received at this
station: The weather for the past week
has been very favorable for farming
operations, and in nearly every section it
has been all that the farmers could wish.
The temperature and sunshine has
been above the average?the nights have
been warm, and therefore beneticial and
conducive to the growth of all crops.
There has been* bat lir:le rain and conlined
to a few localities. No disasterous
results reported except in the Johnston
section of Edgelield County, where a
heavy rain ana Hailstorm occurreu,
doing considerable damage to the fruit
and vegetable crops.
Farm work has progressed rapidly
since last :eport. and the larger proportion
of the corn crop has been planted,
and that portion np is growing and in a
A considerable urea of the cotton crop
has been planted, and if the present condition
of the weather continues a few
days longer nearly the entire crop will
have been planted.
The small grain crops never looked
more nourishing at this season of the
year, and the prospects now are that the
yield per acre will be unusually large. I
All apparent danger from cold weather
having passed, the fruit crop, which was
somewhat injured by the recent cold
? *11 An/i of + na i*rni'f j
Sllcip, Will UC <til <l v ci a^c vnc, uo iuu uiuu
in those sections producing the largest
and linest quality have riot been materially
injured. Thf truck farmers have
experience little or no damage from the
cold. Vegetables of all kinds are in a
satifactory condition: the yield of Irish
potatoes will be decreased, caused from
The season has been so backward that
farming operations have been greatly retarded.
but the weather is now so propitious
that farmers are working with a
will and hope to have their crops planted
in due season.
The Cleveland Interview.
St. Louis, April 23.?,state Treasurer
Lou. Stevens returned from New York
last night. When asked this morning
-.1 1. l\atu'Dnn
UUUUL Lilt? jJUUnsLlCU uucmtn
himself and ex-President Cleveland in
reference to the position of Cleveland
on the silver question and the next
Presidential campaign, Stevens said:
"I regret very much indeed that so
much has been said about the matter,
and that 1 have been placed in so unpleasant
a position in regard to it. I
bad not the slightest idea that Cleveland
would have any objection whatever
to use being made of what he said in
the State from which I came or elsewhere."
Stevens was asked if the reports that
have appeared were accurate, lie replied:
"Xot by any means," I did not
write a line of the interview that appeared
in the Xew York papers, nor did
I see it after it was written until it appeared
in print. If it had been submitted
to me 1 would have struck out fully
one-half of it. It contained much that
Cleveland said, but also what he did not
say, and if I had known just what its
tenor was to be I would have removed
many of the embelishments. Cleveland
did not annonnce himself as a candidate
cnnl-o ;?c .1 -nrivntfi mtizen.
fib ClXly UULl OJl^VikV MV tv V.V? v__.
When I asked him what be would do in
case he was President and a free coina
ge bill was presented to him, he Jaughed
and turned the question by saying that
it was a long time until 1894. I would
prefer not to particularize the mistakes
in the cccount of my interview with
him further than to state that if it had
been submitted to me I would have
struck out about one-half of it."
T. IVI'Canta Stewurf.
Xew York, .April 23.?Mayor
Chapin, of Brooklyn, appointed T. McCants
Stewart, the colored lawyer, a
member of the Board of Education, in
place of Dr. Philip S. White, deceased,
who was also a leading colored citizen.
Mr. Stewart was born in South Carolina
about thirty-six years ago, and was educated
at the Howard University at Edinburg,
Scotland. On his return from
Europe he became a professor in a college
in South Carolina, and subsequently
"* 11 - TTa utoc in
a jueuiociist aiiuiatvi. jlj.&
charge of the Sullivan Street Methodist
Church in this city for a short time.
Retiring from the ministry, he went on
a business aud educational mission to
Sirra Leone, in Africa and on his return
stuuied law aud was admitted to the
bar. He has been successful as a lawyer.
He obtoined an absoulate divorce
from his wife a few months ago.
Formerly lie was an ardent Republican,
but he became a Democrat a few
years ago, and during the last mayoralty
campaingn in Brooklyn he worked hard
for the election of Mr. Chapin. He is
in great demaud a* a stump orator. It
is expected that he will take an active
part in the debates in the Board of education.
He received a handsome compliment
from Surrogate Abbott not Ions
ago for skiil in conducting 1 case before
the Surrogate. j
A Uustle for a liank.
[>0 Anril 02?"\fiss I
L liU, i(t,
Masrgie Scbutt, of l)erry, this county,
died last week. Miss. Schutt's relatives i
liad been puzzled to know what she did |
with her money. She lived like a perverse
old maid, and indulged in no luxuries
or frivolities. Three days after
her fuueral two ot the youn<r women of
the house concluded to clean up the
room occupied by Miss, iichutt.
Mrs. Jennie jJennett unearthed a
large, well-made, heavy bustle of ticking.
With the remark, "Well, here it
goes, Kate," Jenuie threw it into the
liames. Taking a second thought she
pulled it out again. "It seems awful
heavy for a bustle," said she; "let's rip
it open." When turning it over to insert
the scissors a piece of green paper
was seen sticking out of a hole in the
seam. The green paper was a bright
820 bill. Scissors were thrown aside
ana deft fingers took their place. The
whole thing was ripped open. There
was a feminine scream. There Jay tens,
twenties, lifties, and nestling in tlie bed
of greenbacks were shining gold eagles
aDd double eagles, and some silver
coin. The find netted .89,000.
The mone} will be divided between
her two sisters, with a neat reward to
the girls who discovered it. The old
bustle will be covered with tinted *atin,
'-- ---I ?.i.u -il-l.-ms ovwl nunilpll down
UeCKCU W1UI llijuuiio emu A -
Centipede iu a Colifeo l'ot.
Little Hock, Ark., April 21.?News
has just reached here from Baxter
county that a family of live campers,
named Baldin,from Tennessee, en route
for Texas, died in awful convulsions.
The citizens suspect that a band of
Gypsies who had been poisoning catties |
in adjoining counties, had poisoned the
spring near which the family had
camped, and lynching of the band has
oeen imminent and only postponed by
the counsel of the cooler-headed, who
insisted that they must wait until they
had proof positive. This wise counsel
prevented a deplorable tragedy, as yesterday
morning the remains o"i a large
centipede was found in the coffee pot1
out of which the campers had drank,
and this deadly poison undoubtedly
caused their death.
A Younjj Lady Equal to Her Ta*k.
Pittsbukg. April 22.?Miss. Wilma
Schuck, of Allegheny, bus sprang into
notoriety by horsewhipping J oh a Kaylor.
6ne alleges that Kaylor had been
circulating stories derogatory to he:
character, and she made several attempts
to induce Kaylor to retract, but
he refused. Rev. Fathei woeltel. of
St. Leo's Catholic church, determined
to settle the matter, and be called both
'I'hp iittfriiDt at
LU icoiuciivv. auv ..v. K _
peacemaking failed dismally. Once
outside the rectory Miss. Schuck went
at Kaylor ana ;gave him a sound
thrashing with a blacksnake.
V1CKSBURG POST MASTERS HI P.
Opposition to Hill's Appointment Unabated
-Threats of Lynchins.
Jackson. Miss., April 16.?The con
ferc-nce of prominent citizens of Vicksburg
and Jim Hills, the recently appointed
colored postmaster of Vicksburg,
did not take place today as expected.
Hill asked tor such a conierence, hoping
that some arrangement could be made,
and expected the committee to meet him
here today. From prominent citizens
of Vicksburjj it is learned that it was not
deemed advisable to hold such a conference,
as nothing could come of it, and
that the only thing to do under the circumstances
was to let all'airs take the
regular course. Many prominent people
of Vicksburg regret the uafortuuate
condition things have assumed, but could
not, with the deep feeling of the populace,
guarantee that Ilill would not be
| harmed in case he uudertook to take
charge of the office. On the contrary,
gieat fear was expressed that he would
be. Uill was seen today by a United
Press reporter, and asked what he intented
to do about the matter. He replied
that he did not know, but felt disappointed
that the conference meeting
he asked for had not been held, and
could not understand why his communication
had not been answered. He still
has hopes of such a meeting, and thinks
all differences could be reconciled in
some manner satisfactory to all parties,
lie said he had no desire to thrust himseli
upon the public of Vicksburg against
their protest, but believed many of the
best citizens there thought the only proper
thing now was a peaceable submission.
He said he had no desire to call
on the United States Government tor
protection and sincerely hoped that a.resort
to such measures would not be nec
essary. Mayor Booti), oi vicKsourg,
called on Governor Stone today and personally
gcknowledged receipt of the
Governor's letter counselling moderation
on the part of citizens, advising
against extreme measure ot any kind
beins: resorted to, and suggesting a committee
oi the cooler heads to talk the
matter over with Hill. It was reported
that Booth would present the Governor
a petition lo sign asking Hill to resign,
but it is not thought he did so or that the
Governor had anything new to add to
Uxiontoavn, Pa., April 16.?Sheriff
McCormick and his handful of deputies
clashed with the striKers at xoraer
works near Connellsville this afternoon
and a riot ensued. He arrived there
about noon and began the work of
eviction. lie had put out several
families without encountering any
resistance, until he came to the house
of a Giant polander named Fred Strousack,
which he attempted to enter to
carry out the furniture. Strousack
rushed forward, but was thrust aside.
Then the women of the household
rushed on the officer. One seized a tea
kettle, and, pouring some boiling water
into a pan threw it in the officer's face.
Others struck at him with whatever
they could reach.
The excitement meanwhile had
spread to the crowd outside, which
numbered fully 200. They attacked the
deputies at the door with stones, and
several of the deputies were struck.
McCorrnick, seeing that his force was j
powerless m the lace or sucn a moo,
cameo utand drew his men off, amid a
shower of stones. Strousack was afterwards
lodged in jail here. Deputy
Crawford, with a posse, will go to'Leisenring,
No. 2, in the morning, to evict
a dozen or so families there. The riotous
element is in the ascendency there
now, and serious trouble is apprehended.
There Is >*o Shortage.
Camden, S. C., April 16.?The bugaboo
of a "shortage" in the school commissioner's
office has proved to be a
farce, as predicted in this correspondence.
The vouchers in the office of the
clerk have all been compared with
warrants or school claims, paid by the
treasurer, and evarything has been
found correct So if there is anything
wrong up to date it is the complication
which have been in existence for
several years, and which are said to be
nothing more than that the school
funds were not kept strictlv separate
from other moneys. There is no "shortage"
anyhow. It is pretty hard for a
yi.ung officer, who has always tried to
do his duty, as ex-Commissioner Clark
has, to be accused unjustly of having a
shortage in his office, and the accusers
should be more particular next time.
The New Orleans Grand Jury.
Xew Orleans, April 23.?Tbe grand
jury after a short session, during which
time quite a number of prominent
citizens appeared before them and were
questioned as to public opinion concerning
the affair on the 1-ith of March,
adjourned until Friday. It is said a
large number of names have been furnished
to them, and if these are indicted
in consequence of the affair the name of
every man found to have assisted in
breaking down the jail doors will be
included. Tbe present inquiry is about
the last chapter of the llennessy case
as far as the grand jury is concerned,
and is expected to close shortly with a
comprehensive report and several
Kiddled with Bullets.
Greenville, S. C., April 16.?James
Ilolliday, a white man, instantly killed
John Crews, colored, four miles from
Central, in Pickens County, yesterday.
The two men had a dispute at a sawmill,
which Crews had been operating well,
and refused to give possession to Hoiliday,
who had leased it. Crews struck
Hoiliday with a monkey wrench and
threw a weight at him. Hoiliday had a
shotgun loaded with buckshot and fired.
J Crews was riddled v/.'th bullets. The
coroner's jury exoneraied the slayer,
who surrendered himself to the sheriff
of Pickens County.?State.
Shot Over a Gami ot ?ards.
Greenville, S. C.. April 22.?A negro
named Thomas Abercrombie has
been shot and fatally wounded by a
white man named Perry Hill, near
Simpsonville, in this county. Hill and
I Abercrombie were playing caras m me
woods and a dispute arose as to who
won a certain sum of money, when Hill
shot Abercrombie, as stated. The ball
entered the left side of abdomen and
ranged toward the back.
Sexatou Reffer denies that he said
he would vote at Washington with the
Republicans. lie agrees with the Republicans
on all but three thingsmoney,
tarill and railway policy. But
he is 110 longer a Republican, nor is he
a Democrat. "I do not expet," he says,
"to pay any attention to the politics of
my fellow-members, l have grown
bigger than party hammers.
Rheumatism.?James Raxton, of .Savannah.
Ga., says he had Rneumatism
so bad that he could not move from
the bed or dress without help, and that
he tried many remedies, but received
no relief until he began the use of P. P.
P. (Prickly Ash, Poke Koot and Potassium,),
and two bottles restored him to
Kheumatism is cured by P. P. P.
Pains and aches in the back, shoulders,
knees, ankles, hips, and wrists are all
attacked and conquered by P. P. P.
This great medicine, by its bloodcleansing
properties, builds up and
strengthens the whole body.
A complete Bedroom Suit for S16.5U
freight paid to your depot. Send for
Catalogue. Address L. F. Padgett,
Pianos Riid Organs.
N. W. Troip, 134 Main Street, Co- !
iumbia. S. C., sells Pianos and Organs,
direct from factory. Xo agents' commissions.
The celebrated Chickering
Piano. Maihushek Piano, celebrated
for its clearness of tone, lightness of ,
touch and lasting qualities. Mason & j
Hamlin Upright Piano. Sterling Up- j
right Piauos, from $225 up. Mason &
Hamlin Organs suroassed bv none.Ster
ling Organs, $50 up. Every Instrument
guaranteed for six years. Fifteen days'
trial, expenses both" ways, if not satisfactorv.
Sold on Instalments.
Gr?st Cotton Fire.
Memphis, April 9.?At 11 o'clock tonight
the cotton sheds of Ilill, Fountain
& Co. caught fire it is supposed, from
the spark ot a locomotive. At midnight
the fire is burning fiercely, and the entire
sheds, in^vhich are stored between 8,000
and 1*0,000 baies of cotton, will probably
be destroyed. The loss will reach
$325,000. Insurance unknown.
The importance of purifying the
blood ctnnot be over-estimated, for
nnro vmi r>^nnnt. #>nifW
W 11 LIU U U puig i 'ivvy^i tT vwi ^
good healh. P. P. P. (Prickly Ash,
Poke Koot and Pottassium) is a miraculous
blood purifier, performing more
cures in six months than all thesarsaparillas
and so-called blood purifiers
Before assuring your
life, or investing your mon
ey, examine the TwentyTear
Tontine Policies of
LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY
Policies maturing in
1891 realize cash returns
to the owners, of amounts
varying from 120 to 176 per
cent, of the money paid in,
besides the advantages of
the Assurance during the
whole period of twenty
The following is one
of the manv actual cases
maturing this year:
Endowment Policy No. 64.925Issued
in 1871, at age 27. Amount, 55.000.
Premium, ?239.90. Total Premiums Paid,
at end of Tontine Period in 1891:
CASH SURRENDER VALUE, ?8,449AS,
(Equal to ?176-10 for each
?100 paid in premiums,
which is equivalent to a return
of all premiums paid,
with interest at lyi per
cent per annum.) "Or, in
A PAID-UP LIFE POLICY FOR ?19,470.
(Equal to ?405.80 for each
Sioo r>aid in nremiums.')
A LIFE ANNUITY of ?633.55
One fact is worth a thousand theories
There is no Assurance extant in any company
which compares with this. The
Equitable is the strongest company in the
world and transacts the largest business.
For further information address or apply
to the nearest agent of the Society, or write
W. J. EODDEY,
April 8-3m BOCK HILL, S. C.
THE LARGEST STOCK,
-r r.T*rr * r* ?\ Trr/\nTr\fT7\T
Soitl Caroliia Mle Worts,
F. 3. HYATT,
Is the best place in South Carolina 01
Southern States to secure satisfaction in
American and Italian Marble * All
for prices and full information.
F. H. HYATT,
April Sly COLUMBIA, S. 0.
" Mothers' Friend " is a scicntific
ally prepared Liniment, every ingredient
of rccognized value and in
constant use by the medical profession.
These ingredients are com- 1
bined in a manner hitherto unknown
WILL DO all that is claimed for
it AND MORE. It Shortens Labor,
Lessens Pain, Diminishes Danger to
.Life of Mother and Child. Book
to " Mothers " mailed FREE, containing
valuable information and
Sent bv express on receipt of price $1.50 per bottle '
BRADFIELO REGULATOR CO., Atlanta. 6a.
sold by all np.t'ggt?ts.
LIPraiN EROS.. WholeMle Drajgtoto,
Sol* Proprietor*, Lippmaa's Block. Sarsnnah, Gfc,
Ask for catalogue.
TERRY M'F'G CO.- Nashville, T*nn
| PaflEflit Pays ielimi
|A Great Oefer that hay not AgjSH
2 be &epeated, so do not dsla7,
2 "Strike While the Ikon is Hot." 9 m
?| Write for Catalogue now, and sa.r what!
?pat>er you saw this advertisement in. 3 fl
I Remember that I sell everything that!
igoes to furnishing a home?rnanufactur-|
tiug some things and buying others in the|
(largest possible lots, wlucn enaoies me tog
|wipe out all competition.
i'HERE ARE A FEW OF MY START-!
I LING BARGAINS J ;V-j
| A No. 7 Flat top Cooking Stove. fulif
>'size, 15x17 inch oven, fitted with 21 pieces! ?"~|
^of ware, delivered at your own depot,;
^all freight charges paid by me, for
;only Twelve Dollars.
% Again, 1 will sell you a 5 hole OookmJ I
JRange 13x13 inch oven, 18x26 inch top, fit i 1
|ted with 21 pieces of ware, for THIR-i
sTEEN DOLLARS, and pay the freight to; m
avour depot. | a
gDO NOT PAY TWO PRICES FOR' M
3 TOUR GOODS. j 1
| I will send you a nice plush Parlor suit,i
Bwalnut frame, either in combination or' ^
thft most stylish colors for 33.50J
|to your aailroad station, freight paid. !
| 1 will also sell you a nice Bedromoa u?t;
fconsistiiig of Bureau with glass, 1 hig!:j
Shead Bedstead, 1 Washstand, 1 Centre]
Stable, 4 cane seat chairs, l cane seat andj <l
|back rocker all for 16.50, and paj frebchij "
fto your depot.
I Or I will send you an elegant Bedroom
isuit with large glass, full marble top, fori
|$30, and pay freight. 8 ^
?Nice window shade on SDrine roller t 40* J
Elegant Jarge walnuts s\ay clock, 4.00,
|.a u lounge, 7.00 3 H
Lace curtains per window, 1.003 9
I cannot describe everything in a small|
advertisement, but have an immense store*
containing 22,600 feet of floor room, withj
ware houses and factory buildings In othe rj
parts of Augusta, making in all the lar- ^
gest business of this kind under one management
in the Southern States. These
storesand warehouses are ? crowded with j
the cheicest productions of the best facto- '
ries. My catalogue containing illustrations
of good s will be maiied if you will kindly
say where you saw this advertisement, i
pay freight. Address, . H
L. F. PADGETT,
Proprietor Jfadgett's Furniture, Stove
and Carpet Store,
1110-1112 Broad Street, AUGUSTA, GA.fi
1 m m woman. | ^
^ ? . P Tvfli purify and ritalize your I
blxKi, or.-?.t a s?ood appetite and giro your ?
? -vhoii- -jvceta f.or.?? an?t strength.
* A |>rorti?i?.*nt railroad ssyxrrintODdeat at 2
"4 >?van:Mjl. >;u:T?riug with ^ "lari-i. DvsTiep <
2 *i?i. a;,*) kh?fluiatism sa; .. .oiji i
'I P. I". r. b*s r.over felt so well in his life, au ' }
t .V'-If or .1 he co jld livefoivrw, if he x-uii
5 always ."it P. 1'. P." ^
tf If you tired out fr...<in<? 3Ss^v>^
jj do** oouiliieHiont, take 8 *iii^
i p. p. p. I i
j If you are Jeellss: brdly In the Spring 8
-> and out of sorts, take
if p. p. p. i I
| if your digestive organs need toning up, ?|
j take g
i p. p. p. i
I If V ou suffer with headache, indigestion, ?
>j debility and weakness, take
I P. P. P. I
M If you suffer with rervoua prostration, g
nerves unstrung and a general let down Jg
^ of tlxe system, take gj
I P. P. P. J
!For Blood Poison. Rheumatism, Scrof- & /"
ula, Cld Sores. Malaria, Chronic Female fa
Complaints, takd a - '< i!
P. P. P. I I
Prickly Ash, Poke Root I
and Potassium. I
J The best blood puriHer In the world. g ?
j LIPPMAN BRnS., IVholesale Druggists, if j
? S?ili> Proprietors. *
.) Lippsia>"s Block, Savannah, Ga. a
victory for the sailor
Exhibited side by side with its leading
competitors at the State Fair, 1S90.
The Superintendent and Committee of ?
the Mechanical Department, in inspecting
those features not included in the Premium
List, deem worthy of special mention the
Sailor Seed Cotton Elevator. Distributor
and Cleaner exhibited by "W. H. Gibb?s,
Jr., & Co.
The system operates most efficiently, and
much improves'the sample, facilitates the
cinning of wet cotton, and saves largely in
labor and cost of handling.
The Committee recommend to tne tanners
of the State an investigation into the
merits of these devices.
[Signed.] D. P. DUNCAN,
W. H. GIBBES. Js., & CO..
Columbia, S. C.
State Agents and Dealers in first class
Machinery, Buggies, Wagons, &c.
Special?To test the advertising vatae^
of The State, we will sell to any farmer x.
referring to that paper one of the best Dow
Law Cotton Planters made for 4.25, cash.
The usual price is ?3.00.
W. H. GIBBES, Jr., & CO.
"why not use qdhs?
MURRAY'S IRON MIXTURE
GENUINE BLOOD TONIC!
is a Blood Purifier and Spring Medicine!
"We are the Manufactures and Sole Proprietors
This is the time of the year the system
requires a tonic and the blood a purifier.
Our stock of Drugs. Medicines; Chemicals
and Druggists Sundries is completeOur
facilities for filling your orders cannot
be excelled, We solicit your patronage.
The Murray Drug Co.,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
First Class "Work.
V ery Low Prices.
Busgies, Carriages, Road Carts, Wagons,
etc., Warranted Second to none.
Inquire of nearest dealer in these goods,
or send for Catalogue?Mentioning this
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