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Dr. Talmage Caiis the Roll of
Stirring Memories.
From Past Experiences and Vicissitude.
Advantages of
Early Home Teachings
and Surroundings.
This sermon of Dr. Talmage calls the
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terpretsthe meaning of life's vicissitudes.
The test is Psalms xxxix, 3,
"While I was musing the fire burned."
Here is David, the psalmist, with the
forefinger of his right hand against his
temple and the door shut against the !
world, engaged in contemplation. And
would be well for us to take the same j
posture often while we sit down in
i sweet solitude to contemplate.
In a small island off the coast of
Nova Scotia I once passed a Sabbath in
delightful solitude, for I had resolved
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quiet before I entered upon autumnal
work. I thought to have spent the
day in laying out plans for Christian
work, but instead of thai :t became a
day of tender reminiscence. I reviewed
my pastorate: I shook hands with an
old departed friend, whom I shall greet
again when the curtains of life are
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back and I was 10 years of age, and 1
was 8, and I was 5. There was but one
house on the island, and yet from Sabbath
daybreak, when the bird chant
woke me, until the evening melted into
the bay of Fundy, from shore to shore
there were ten thousand memories, and
the groves were a-hum with voics that
had long ago ceased.
_ Youth is apt to? much to spend all its
time in looking forward. Old age is
apt too much to spend all its time in
looking backward. People in midine
and on the apex look both ways. It
would be well for us, I think, however,
to spend more time in reminiscence.
By the constitution of our nature we
spend most of the time looking forward.
And the vast majority of people live not
so much in the present as in the future.
I find that you mean to make a reputation,
you mean to establish yourself,
and the advantages that you expect to
achieve absorb a great deal of your time.
But I see no harm in this, if it does
not raake you discontented with the
present or disqualify you for existing
duties. It is a useful thing sometimes i
to look back and to see the dangers we
have escaped and to see the sorrows
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derings of our earthly pilgrimage and
to sum up our enjoyments. I mean,
so far asiQaAagdy telp^Sie, to stir up
yourwiaory of the past, so that in the
jssaejg'flew you may be encouraged and
humbled and urged to pray.
There is a chapel la Florence wiin a
fresco "by Guido. It was covered up
with two inches of stucco until our
American and European artists went
there, and after long toil removed thi
covering and retraced the fresco. And
I am aware that the memory of the past
with many of you, is all covered up with
obliterations, and I now propose, so far
as the Lord may help me, to take away
the covering, that the old picture may
shine out again. I want to bind in one
she^f all your past advantages, and I
want to bind in another sheaf all your
past adversities, it is a precious sanest,
and I must be cautious how I swing
the scythe.
Among the greatest advantages of
your past life were an early home and
its surroundings. The bad men of the,
day, for the most part, dip their heated
passions out of the boiling spring of an
unhappy home. We are not surprised
to find that Byron s neart was a concentration
of sin when we hear his
mother was abandoned and that she
made sport of his infirmity and often
called him "the lame brat." He who
has vicious praent3 has to fight every
inch of his way if he would maintain
his integrity and at last reach the home
of the good in heaven. Perhaps your
early home was in a city. It may have
been when Pennsylvania avenue,
Washington, was residential, as now it
is commercial, and Canal street, New
York was far up town. Thai old house
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in tne city may nave ueeu ucmvusucu
or changed into stores- and it.seemed
like sacrilege to you, for iters ^as more
meaning in that small house than there
is in a granite mansion or a turreted
cathedral. Looking back, you see it as
though it were yesterday?the sitting
room, where the loved one sat by the
plain lamp light, the mother at the
evening stand, the brothers and sisters,
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then plotting mischief on the flsor or
under the table, your father with firm
voice commanding a silence that lasted
half a minute.
Oh, those were good days! If you
had your foot hurt, your mother always
had a soothing salve to heal it. If you
were wronged in the street, your father
was always ready to protect you. The
year was one round ot irgnc ana mum.
Your greatest trouble was an April
shower, more sunshine than shower.
The heart had not been ransacked by
trouble, nor had sickness broken it, and
no lamb had a warmer sheepfola than
the home in which your childhood nestled.
Perhaps you were brought up in the
country. You stand now today in memory
under the old tree. You clubbed
it for fruit that was not quite ripe, because
you could'nt wait any longer.
You hear the brook rumbling along over
the pebbles. You step again intc the
furrow where your father in his shirt
sleeves shouted to the lazy oxen. You
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of tiie barn and take just one egg and
silence your conscience by saying they
will not miss it. You take a drink
again out of the very bucket that the
old well fetched up. You go for the
cows at night and find them pushing
their heads through the bars. Ofttimes
in the dusty and busy streets you wish
yo*- were home again on that cool grass
or in tiie rag capeted. nan 01 tne iarmhouse,
through which there came the
breath of new mown hay or the blossom
of buckwheat.
You may have in your windows now
beautiful plants and flowers brought
from across the sea3, but not one of
them stirs in your soul so much charm
and memory as the old ivy and the yelgeh
sunflower that stood sentinel along
the garden walk and the forget-me-not3
Haying hide and seek mid the long
orass. The father who use to come in
sunburned from the field and sit down
on the doorsill and wipe tne sweat from
his brow may have gone to his everlasting
rest. The mother who used to sit
at the door a little bent over, cap and
spectacles on, her face mellowing with
"* " vicissitudes of many years, may
put down her gray head en the
w in the valley, but forget that
s you never will. Have you thanked
k for it? Have you rehearsed all
these blessed reminiscences? Ohj
thank God for a Christian father!
Thank God for a Christian mother!
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at which you wero taught to kne-l!
Thank God for an early Christian
I bring to mind another passage m
the history of your life. The day came
when you set up your own household.
The days passed along in quiet blessedness.
You twain sat at the table morning
and night and talked over your
plans for the future. The most insignificent
affair in your life became'the
subject of mutual consultation and advisement.
You '.vere so happy you felt
you never could be any happier. One
day a dark cloud hovered over your
dwelling, and it got darker and darker,
but eut of that cioud the shining mes
senger of God descended to incarnate
! an immortal spirit. Two little feet
started on an eternal journey, and you
were to lead thsm, a gem to flash in
heaven's coronet, and you to polish it.
Eternal ages of light and darkness
watching the stertins; out of a newly
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created creature. 1 on rejoiueu ?uu
you trembled at the responsibility that
iu your possession an immortal treasure
was placed. You prayed and rejoiced
and wept and wondered. You were earnest
in supplication that you might lead
it through life into the kingdom of God.
There was a tremor in your earnestness.
There was a double interest about that
home. There was an additional interest
why you should stay there and be
faithful, and wt?n in .- few months
your house was filled witn the music of
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tne cniias laugnter you were sutuun
through with the fact that you had a
stupendous mission.
Have you kept that vow? Have you
neglected any of these duties? Is
your home as much to you as it used to
be? Have those anticipations been
gratified? God help you in your solemn
reminiscence, and let his mercy
fall upon your soul, if your kindness
has bftftn ill reanited. God. have mercy
cn the parent on the wrinkles of whose
face is written the story of a child's
sin. G-od have mercy on the mother
who, in addition to her other pangs,
has the pang of a child's iniquity. Oh,
there are many, many sad sounds in
this sad world, but the saddest sound
chat is ever heard is the breaking of a
mother's heart'
I find another point in your life history.
You found one day you were in
the wrong road; you could not sleep
at night; there was just one word that
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house or through your office or your
shop or your bedroom, and that word
was "eternity." You said: "I am not
ready for it. Oh, God have mercy!"
The Lord heard. Peace came to your
heart. In the breath of the hill and in
the waterfall's dash you heard the voice
of God's love; the clouds and the trees
hailed you with gladness; you came into
the house of God. You remember how
your hand trembled as you took up the
cup of the communion. You remember
the old minister who consecrated it,
and you remember the church officials
who carried it through the aisle; you
remember the old people who at the
close of the service took your hand in
theirs in congratulating sympathy, as
much as to say, "Welcome home, you
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be all withered away, that communion
Sabbath is resurrected today. It is
resurrected with all its prayers and songs
and tears and sermons and transfiguration.
Have you kept those vows?
Have you been a backslider? God help
you. This day kneel at the foot of
mprftv and start, a pain for heave*.
Start now as you started then. I rouse
your soul by that reminiscence.
But 1 must not spend any more of
my time in going over the advantages
of your life. I just put them in one
great sheaf, and I call them up in your
memory with one loud harvest song,
such as the reapers sing. Praise the
Lord, ye blood bought immortals on
earth! Praise the Lord, ye crowned
spirits of heaven!
But some of you have not always had
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the shadow. Others had their troubles
ye*s ago. lou are a mere wreck of
of what you once were. I must gather
up the sorrows of your past life. But
how shall I do it? You say that is impossible,
as you have had so many troubles
and adversities. Then I will just
take two?the first trouble and the last
trouble. As when you are walking
along the street asd there has been
music in the distance you unconsciously
find yourselves keeping step to the
music, so, when you started life, your
very life was a musical time beat. The
air was -frill /vP iatt Viilarif.tf WifVi
the bright clear oar yon made the boat
skip. Yon went on, and life grew
brighter, until after awhile suddenly a
voice from heaven said, "Halt!" and
quick as the sunshine you halted, you
grew pale-, you confronted your first
sorrow. You had no idea that the
flush on your child's cheek was an unhealthy
flush. You said it cannot be
anything ssrious. Death in slippered
feet walked round about the cradle.
You did not hear the tread. But after
awhile the truth flashed on you. You
walked the floor. Oh, if you could,
with vnnr strooc. stont hand, have
wrenched that child from the destroyer!
You went to your room and you
said: "God, save my child! God, save
my child!" The world seemed going
out in darkness. You said, "I can't
bear it; I can't bear it." You felt as if
you could not put the long lashes over
the bright eyes, never to see them again
sparkle. If you could have taken that
little one in your a:rms and with it leaped
the grave, how gladly you would
have done it! If you could let your
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and your storehouse go, how gladly you
would have allowed them to depart if
you could only have kept that one
But one day there came up a chill
blast that swept through the bedroom,
and instantly all th<5 lights went out,
and there was darkness?thick, murky,
impenetrable, shuddering darkness.
But God did not lej.ve you there, Mercy
spoke.' As you took up the bitter cup
to put it to your lips God said, "Let it
pass," and forthwith, as by the hand of
angels, another cup was put into your
hands. It was the cup of God's consolation.
And as ycu have sometimes
lifted the head of a wounded soldier
and poured wine into his lips, so God
puts his left arm-under your head and
with his right hand he pours into your
lips the wine of his comfort and his
consolation, and you looked at the
empty cradle and looked at your broken
heart, and you looked at the Lord s
chastisement, and you said, "Even so,
Father, for so it seemetb. good in thy
Ah, it was your first trouble. How
did you get over it? God comforted
you, You haze been a better man
ever since; You have been a better
woman ever since. In the jar of the
closing gate of the sepulcheryou heard
the clanging of the opening gate of
heaven, and you felt an irresistible
drawing heavenward. You have been
spiritually better ever since that night
when the little one for the last time
put its arms around* your neck and
said: "Good night, papa; good night'
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inamma. Meet me in heaven."
But I must come to your latest sorrow.
What was it? Perhaps it was
sickness. The child's tread on the
stair er the tick of the watch on the
stand disturbed you. Through the
the long weary days you counted the
figures in the carpet or the flowers in
the wall paper. Oh, the weariness of
exhaustion! Oh, the burning pangs!
"Would God it were morning, would
God it were night, was your frequent
cry. But you are better, or perhaps
even well. Have you thanked God
that today you can come out in the
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hear Cod's Dame and to sing God's
praise and to implore God's help and to
ask God's forgiveness? Bless the Lord
who healeth all our diseases and redee
meth our lives from destruction.
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cial embarrassment. I congratulate
some of you on your recrative profession
occupation, on ornate apparel, on a
commodious residence?everything you
put your hands on seems to turn to
gold. But there are others of you who
are like the ship on which Paul sailed
where two seas met, and you are broken
by the yiolence of the waves. By
an unadvised indorsement, or by a conjunction
of unforeseen events, or by
fire cr storm, or a senseless panic, you
have been flung headlong, and where
you once dispensed great charities now
you have hard work to win your daily
bread. Have you forgotten to thank
God for your days of prosperity and
that through your trials some of you
have made investments which will continue
after the last bank of this world
has exploded and the silver and gold
are molten in the fires of a burning
world? Have you, amid all your losses
and discouragements, lorget tnat mere
was bread on your table' this morning
and that there shall be a shelter for
your head from the storm, and there is
air for your lungs and blood for your
eye and a glad and glorious and triumphant
religion for your soul?
Perhaps your last trouble was a bereavement.
That heart which in childTinnrt
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heart, and which has been a source of
the quickest sympathy ever since, has
suddenly become silent forever. And
now sometimes, whenever in sudden
annoyance and without deliberation you
say, "I will go and tell mother," the
thought flashes on you, k'I have no
mother.1' Or the father, with voice
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less tender, duc witn neart as icmug,
watchful of all your ways, exu' a ?
over your success without saying 1. u-.-L
although the old people do talk it over
by themselves, his trembling hai. l on
that staS which you now keep as a family
relic, his memory embalmed in
grateful hearts?is taken away forever.
Or there was your companion in life,
sharer of your joys and sorrows, taken,
leaving the heart an old ruin, where the
ill winds blow over a wide wilderness of
desolation, the sands of the desert driving
across the place which once bloomed
like the garden of G-od. And Ab raham
mourns for Sarah at the cave of
Machpelah. As you were moving
along your path in life, suddenly, right
before you, was an open grave. People
looked down, and thev saw it was only a
few feet deep and a few feet wide, but
to you it was a cavern, down which went
all your hopes and all your expectations.
But cheer up, in the name of
the Lord Jesus Christ, the Comforter.
He is not going to forsake you. Bid
the Lord take that child out of youi
arms? Why, he is going to shelter it
better than you could. He is goi Jg to
arrav it in a white robe and nalm branch
and have it all ready to greet yon at
yonr coming home. Blessed the broken
heart that Jesus heals! Blessed the
importunate cry that Jesns compassionates!
Blessed the weeping eye from
which the soft hand of Jesns wipes
away the tear!
Some years ago I was sailing down
the St John river, which is the Rhine
and the Hndson commingled, and while
I was on the deck of the steamer a gentleman
pointed out to me the places of
interest, and he said, "All this is interval
land, and it is the richest land
in all the provinces of New Brunswick
and Nova Scotia." "What," said I,
"do you mean by 'interval land?' "
"Well," he said, "this land is submerged
for a part of the year. Spring
freshets come down, and all these
plains are overflowed with the water,
and the water leaves a deposit, and
when the waters are gone the harvest
springs up, and there is a richer harvest
than I know of elsewhere." And I instantly
thought, "It is not the heights
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of this world that are the scene of the
greatest prosperity, but the soul over
which the floods of sorrow have gone?
the soul over which the freshets of tribulation
have torn their way?that
yields the greatest fruits of righteous-^
ness and the largest harvest for time
and the richest harvest for etonity."
Bless God that your soul is interval
land i
There is one more point of absorbing
reminiscence, and that is the last hour
of life, when we have to look over all
our past existence. What a moment
that will be! 1 place Napoleon's dying
reminiscence on St. Helena beside Mrs.
Judson's dying reminiscence in the harbor
of St. Helena, the same island, 20
years after. Napoleon's dying reminiscence
was one of delirium?"Tete
d'armee"?"Head of the army." Mrs.
Judson's dying reminiscence, as she
came home from her missionary toil
and her life of self sacrifice for G-od, dy
ing in the cabin of the ship in the harbor
cf St. Helena, was, "I always did
love the LorC Jesus Christ." And
then, the historian says, she fell into a
sound sleep for an hour and woke amid
the songs of angek. I place the dying
reminiscence of Augustus Caesar against
f.Tm dvinc reminiscence of the aDQStle
Paul. The dying reminiscence of Augustus
Caesar was, addressing his attendants,
"Have I played my part well
on the stage of life?" and they answered
in the affirmative, and he said,
"Why, then; don't you applaud me?"
The dying reminiscence of Paul the
apostle was, "I have foughi a good
fight, I have finished my course, I have
kept the faith; henceforth there is laid
up for me a crown of righteousness,
which the Lord, the righteous Judge,
will give me in that day, and not to me
only, but to all them that love his appearing."
Augustus Caesar died amid
pomp and great surroundings. Paul
uttered his dying reminiscence looting
up through the wall of a dunneon. God
grant that our dying pillow may be the
closing of a useful life and the opening
of a glorious eternity.
Praying Againt Caterpillars.
A remarkable demonstration took
place at St. Hilaire, Que., Tuesday,
Caterpillars, which, last year played
havoc with apple orchards, seemed to
be more numerous and vigorous than
before. A crusade against them was
formally opened in the parish church
here, where massvras solemnized, after
which a religious procession, headed
by the priest, M. Laflame, and the
choir boy?, followed by 150 or more
parishioners, marched through the infected
region with fervent prayers asking
divine assistance in their battle
against the plague.
'the old veterans
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was carried by S B Scott,
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j. ue -ou .n-iauauia remanent nau a
very large battle flag. It was much
torn and burned. It was carried by
W D Campbell.
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tal flag, that of the 5th cavalry, was in
line, and was carried by N B E'son, of
Jonesville. There is not much of the
old flag left to tell the glorious story of
its fighting.
The 6th Georgia regiment was under
a special escort of four old soldiers in
full Confederate uniform. The flag
was carried by Mr. Steel.
The 3d South Carolina cavalry regiment,
which was commanded by Col
Colcock, had its flag in line. The banner
was borne by J W Meggett.
Then came in a bunch the flags of
the following regiments; 21st North
Carolina, H B Hauser, bearer; 8th
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ortn l/arouaa, jxc minster, Dearer;
51st North Carolina, McKethan, bearer;
12th South Carolina, Dannovant's old
regiment, S W Ru2, bearer.
Lucas's Battery had its old battle
flag in line, and it was borne by Capt
Lucas himself.
The flag of the 2d Tennessee was carried
by Guss Walker, of that State.
Col Zabel, of the 14th Louisiana,
has a battle flag that has a record.
Eleven men were killed or wounded
while carrying that flag to the front.
The 3d Georgia has a rather pecularly
shaped battle flag. It started on its
memorable record at the battle of Malvern
Hill, and was never known to lead
in a retreat.
The flag of the privateer "Jefferson
Davis" was displayed, and excited considerable
At Marion square Gen Gordon stationed
himself to review the magnificent
procession that, as it passed looked
eveiy man of five thousand or more.
As Gen Hampton, Gen Lee and Gen
Cabell joined Gen Gordon they lined
themselves up with him antf joined in
the reviewing of the splendid line of
The officers of the Memorial Association,
the sponsors and quite a large party
of Veterans and others went directly
up to the Cemetery, where the tribute
was to be paid to the memory of the
dead soldiers, while the body of the
Veterans went-to the Auditorium build
i ing, where exercises were to be held in
honor of the dead soldiers and those
who were carrying"on-the work.
The idea wss to have the salute fired
on Marion square, the ode reading and
the decoration of the graves oecur
simultaneously at the different places.
At the cemetery the exercises were
simple, but beautiful. They were con
ducted by Col James G- Holmes, who
knows so well how to attend to suoh
tender affairs. The opening prayer
was delivered by Bishop Capers. The
Rev Dr A Toomer Porter read an ode
for the occasion, and the benediction
was delivered by Bishop Stevens, of
Orangeburg. The graves were then decorated
by the young ladies of the Confederate
Home, and by the ladies of
the Memorial Association and the la
dies of the Daughters of the Confederacy.
The main body of the Veterans went
, cO the Auditorium, where they participated
in the Memorial exercies at that
place, and heard the splendid address
of General George Moorman, of Louisiana.
Before the exercises were formally
opened the band played "Dixie," and
it would be difficult to realize a more
exultant gathering. The pent-feelings
of the "old rebs," as they call themselves,
had for the first time opportunity
of escaping. The scenes along the
line of march had been too much for
the old grey-haired soldiers, and when
they heard "Dixie" the cheering was
intense, and up went flags and banners
and hats to join in the chorus of applause,
as it were.
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take charge of the memorial exercises,
which Gen Gordon graciously consented
to do.
Gen Gordon said that he was not
present to make a speech, as another
had been selected for that honor. He
then paid a glowing tribute to the noble
women of the South, who had done
so much for the men and for the history
of the country. He said that some
Frenchman had said that a Frenchman
was to be counted upon for bringing
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auuut mat wiiioii was great auu new,
but if he viewed things' correctly that
which had changed things for the Scuth,
and those who had cast the minds of
the S .rath'and made of it all that was
great and true were the noble women.
Before the address of the day was delivered
he called on Chaplain Jones to
deliver a prayer.
Ceaplain Jones, in the course of his
prayer, blessed the noble women for
the devotion they had paid to the
heroes of the South, and in speaking of
the custom of decorating the graves he
prayed that God forbid that the custom
should ever be allowed to die out. He
prayed that the noble women of the
South continue to give the South such
men as they had had, and that the good
women of the Southland keep up the
noble work they had so earnestly undertaken.
Dr Jones said that the women of the
Sonth had started the custom of deco
rating the graves; the custom had been
followed, and.he was willing to grant
that others follow, but not that they
take away from the Southern women
this noble privilege.
Gen George Moorman, of Louisiana,
was then presented and delivered the
memorial address of the day.
Be Careful, Mothers.
Mothers, in training their little ones
to walk, seem never to think of how
the bones grow: that the bones in a
child's leg are soft, half castilaginous,
and that it is an easy thing to bend
them. Hence the need of being careful
about having their children walk
too soon, or of keeping them on their
feet too long when they are first learnir>rr+rt
molt TVia eonQOIOQC of
-"6 W fT MWUWVIV^ wmany
parents in urging their children to
walk prematurely is productive of lasting
injury. Long before soft bones ought
to have any strain put upon, them, you
will see these poor infanis made to
stand, and even to walk, and by the
time they are 14 or 16 months old their
legs are bent very considerably. Pitiful
and permanent deformities produced
in this way are seen on every hand.
Indeed, a person whose legs have not
been bent, more or less, either outward
or inward, by fond parental ambition,
is almost an exception among us. Under
a year let the child creep; but do
not let it walk, seldom, indeed, stand,
ana tnen oniy ior a moment, ana irom
a year to 18 or 20 months do not encourage
it to walk much, still less set it
up on its feet to make it walk.
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"The killed him."
A Deceiver Shot by the Woman
He Had Fooled.
A bAUi oAU $5 I UKY.
Lawyer Wile, of Chicago, Deceived
Miss Burke and
She Killed Him While
He Sang.
Because she learned that she had
been deceived, Mabel Burke, a young
woman of 24, recently shot and fatally
wounded David J. Wile, a lawyer of
prominence, as he sat at a piano in a
room in a house at 2753 Washington
avenue, Chicago, and was singing a
love song.
After shooting Wile Mias Burke sent
a bullet into her own heart and fell
dead at the man's feet. Wile is an attorney
with a large practice, having a
suite of offices in the Hartford building,
Madison and Dearborn streets.
He resides with his wife and fourteen
year-old daughter at 3749 Indiana
Wilii flia ttahr><rr rrrr?moti fa
believe that he was a single man and
had promised to make her his wife.
Last Monday Miss Burke, who lived
with friends at 6339 Champlain avenue,
learned that Wile was married and the
shock was such that it is believed her
mind became unbalanced.
Daring the past year Wile had paid
Miss Burke attention, calling frequently
at the house where she boarded. He
brought her flowers and other presents.
His apparent devotion won her love.
Miss Burke had for some time been in
poor health. Recently she decided,
after an unsuccessful operation, to try
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Hotel Norwood, on Michigan avenue,
in order to be near the scientist who
was treating her. Wile visited her
there, he was recognized by some of
the residents of the hotel, and Miss
Burke was informed that he was married.
On Monday she consulted the city
directory and went to Wile's home
where she told Mrs.. Wile of her husband's
perfidy. Mrs. Wile said tonight
that Miss Burke appeared nearly
distracted when she left after an hour's
interview, and that she was not surprised
when the news of the tragedy
reached her. Tuesday Miss Burke
went to a friend aDd borrowed $10.
With that money she bought a revolver.
Developments show that the shooting
was premeditated, for in the woman's
trunk was found a letter addressed
to a friend, in which she said
that her earthly struggles would soon
be' ended. She made a few reqaests
regarding her funeral. In the letter
she did not mention Wile's name. She
requested that no wo*d be spoken for
her :vt her funeral, but asked for music.
She also asked that her burial
should not be at Coloma, Mich., where
her father, Richard Burke, lives, be
' cause of some family misunderstanding.
This afternoon Miss Burke met Wile
and they went together to the house on
Wabash avenue kept by Mrs. A. E.
Fitzgerald. Wile asked for a room in
which there was a piano. They were
shown into a room, where Wile at once
seated himself at the piano and began
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lO uuiu a mummy, a, IUYC suug iriubu uc
had often sung to his companion. She
had said nothing to him of her discovery
of his deception, and he had no
reason to fear that she might do him
Wile had run his fingers ever the
piano keys several times, Miss Burke
standing silently behind him. A revolver
shot rang out and three more
following in rapid succession. Wile
swayed on the piano stool, but did not
As he turned he saw Miss Burke fall
lifeless at his feet. A colored maid
rushed into the room and found
Wile with blood pouring from his
Later he was taken to the Post Graduate
hospital, where it was found that
all three of Miss Burke's shots had
taken effect. One bullet had penetrated
th'j skull just back of the left ear;
one entered the neck at the base of the
b'iin, and the third penetrated the
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The attendant physicians said that
there was no possibility of Wile's recovery.
Miss Burke's body was taken
to the morgue. Policemen carried the
news of the tragedy to Mrs. Wile.
"I have expected this," she said.
"Only Monday Miss Burke came to me
and asked me if Mr. Wile was my husband.
I told her he was. We had a
lone talk, during which she told me the
story of the whole affair."
Mrs. Wile went to the hospital,
where she found her husband still con
"I have much to explain to you," he
said as his wife bent over him.
"No explanations are necessary/'she
replied. "I know all and freely forgive
Wile told the officers and physicians
that his relations with Miss Burke had
never been improper: that he met her
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in a proiessionai way, ami uiau one uccame
infatuated with him. She met
him today, he said and asked him to
play and sing for her. He consented,
and they went to the house together,
where she shot him as he was playing
and singing.
Mrs. Boane, with whom Miss Bcrke
had lived for several years, said tonight
that Wile's story is a tissue of falsehoods.
She declared that he had met
with his just deserts,
Miss Burke was a stenographer in
the offices of the iEtna Insurance company
until some months ago, when
she was compelled by ill health to give
tit) her t>lace. She was an attractive
girl. ,
Wile is 40 years old. He was still
alire at midnight, but his death is regarded
as a question of a few hours.
Titled Swindlers.
Baron Edgar de Bara, who is charged
with using the mails to defraud a number
of persons in England, went before
Judge Kohlsaat in the United States
district court in Chicago Thursday afternoon
with a petition to have his bail
reduced from $10,000, but when he left
a few minutes later his bond had been
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raised to $11, WU. xne court mueicu a
bond of $10,000 in each of the 11 indictments,
wiiich were returned against
the titled prisoner and his wife by tile
last federal grand jury. .The Baroness
Fanny de JBara, who is at liberty o>.
$500 bail, will also appear in court ts
plead Monday. The de Baras are add
to have represented themselves ;as
agents of the Edison Phonograph company
in Chicago, and to have swindl^
their victims out of. sums aggregating
$50,000. m
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Wade Hampton Given a Grand Ovatioi
in Charleston.
Wade Hampton was given one of th<
grandest ovation of his life in Charles
ton Tuesday night. He * as the centra
figure of the exercises at the dedication
of the auditorium. Hampton was hon
ored to the fullest measure, and whes
he was introduced and rose the mor*
than 7,000 people in the audience ros<
en masse. The cheering was deafening
and IB en, women and children wavcc
their handkerchiefs and hats in the air
the old soldiers making the occasioi
more thrilling with their genuine rebe'
The ovation, was fully eqnal to thai
memorable one at Richmond a fe*
years ago, and the old hero appreciated
it. He had but a few words to saj
when ne addressed tne audience,
Mayor Smythe in introducing hin
made use of the words of Shakespeare
' I do not think a braver gentleman * *
is now alive." He referred to Gen.
Hampton as the noble citizen of Charleston
who honored his people Tuesda}
night?the man firs: in the hearts oi
Charleston people.
Gen. Hampton said he had not gone
to Charleston to make a speech. H<
referred to the welcome always giver
him there, and said that this one re
called to his mind the scenes of ?7(
and the men he had commanded. It
was Charleston that had given him th<
means to accomplish what was done ii
1876. He referred to his childhooc
memories of St. Michael's clnmes,
There were no people he loved and valued
more than che people of Charleston,
A Great Battle Pending.
The greatest political convention oi
this century will he that of the Demo
cratic party next year to nominate th(
-man who will succeed McKinley as
president. It will either be the hottest
and most fiercely contested battle oi
the century between the people and the
plutocrats, or it will be all one sided,
and for the people?let us work for th<
latter. The gold clique will use everj
means in their power to capture th<
convention, for well they know thej
can never again fool or coerce th*
masses into voting into office anothe]
Republican to be simply a man Fridaj
for the billionaire trusts to command.
It will be well, even now, for silver mer
to be on their guard against sending
rirprjnr.t o.nwntv nr statf
uv*va?wv --7 ?r
conventions, who are not known to b<
trne blue. This precaution is neces
sary in order to keep the silver forces
in command. One hears a great dea
about the "silver craze" being over anc
such other rot, but it all emenate:
from the gold-bug Republicans or thei:
active allies, the gold-bug Democrats 0:
Assistant Republicans as they are some
times more properly called, who try t
fool themselves into the notion tha
what they claim is true. The silve:
issue will be ike most prominent on<
in next year's "battle, and ail friends o:
the white metal should do all they cai
to gain a glorious victory for the peopl<
over the Mark Hanna's and their pup
pets of the McKinley stripe.
Death of a Prominent Negro.
Frank W. McCarthy; one of themos
nrominent Negroes in southwest Geor
gia, died at his home in Albany, Ga.
Tuesday. His funeral occurred fron
the A. M. E. church Wednesday after
noon and was attended by an immens<
concourse of both whites - and blacks
For the first time in the history of A1
baay, a town of 8,000 inhabitants
every store and office was closed ii
honor of a Negro, no business beiiu
transacted while the funeral was ii
progress. McCarthy never dabbled ii
politics, but was probably the most in
fluential Negro in the county. Hi;
death is deplored alike by white anc
colored people.
A Bold Hold Up
Six masked burglars early Wednes
day held up Emmett Meyer, nighi
watchman at Bengal's Bavarian brewery,
Wilmington, Del., and engineei
Festing, and blew open the -safe anc
nff fivft hnndred dollars in cast
and three hundred dollars in cash, and
nine hundred dollars in checks. Meyer,
twenty minutes later telephoned the
police, who expect to catch the burglars
during the day. Meyer was held
up by four masked men as he approach
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ed the building and was Douna. iiicti
the explosion the men ran off and Meyer
got loose and started to hunt Festing,
who he found tied to the engine
room. N
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all the latest attachments,
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I Price $18,
Money refunded after 30 d
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What Changed Them?
Every high ofacia] and great light
formerly- in the ranks of the Republi1
can party were bimettalists 2nd favored
the free coinage of silver by the United
States?after 1873, when British gold
had purchased its demonetization,
' without the knowledge of those who
* voted for it, every statesman in the
1 then Republican party favored its re- c
j monetization, and every national Republican
platform done likewise until
the bosses of the party sold it out, bag,
1 baggage, brains and boodlers to the
J money changers at St Louis, in 1896,
? and put Marcus Hanna in posses?ion as
-i* _ i- 3_ t .f
r master 01 cue nounas ana Jteeper ox
I President McKinley. These are facts,
and are substantiated by the records. (
Why, at the national convention of the
i g. o. p. in 1888, when this same Wil[
liam McKinley was chairman of the
committee on platform, he wrote in
t that document these words; "The Rer
publican party ia in favor of the use of
[ both gold and silver as money, and conr
demns the policy of the Democratic
administration inj-is efforts to demone
l tize silver." What a change seems to
; have come over William since that time
f- ?but that was before Mark became his '
master. At that time also, every }
. metropolitan paper of any prominence j
r was in favor of the free coinage of <
f silver at the ratio of 16 to 1. Will some
or all of the Assistant Republican pa- }
, pers in South Carolina, who pretend to j
j know everything about the money (
[ question, explain why the g. o. p. de- j
. serted tree silver at tne bidding 01 (
5 Hanna and the other boodlers.
5 Doctor and Family Cremated.
t The residence of Dr. L. C. Bagwell, .
[ 10 miles east of Dalton, Ga., was burned
early Wednesday. Dr. Bagwell, his
. three children and their negro house,
keeper were burned to death. It is
supposed a lamp which Dr. Bagwell
had on a table near his bed exploded.
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r N. B.?The Keeley Treatment is
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